Lavender & Red Currant

Sold out. The cooperative at Kapsokisio in Kenya produces stunning coffees that are unique and unlike other coffees produced in different parts of the country. Having worked with this cooperative extensively in the past, we are over the moon to work alongside Cafe Imports to share it with you.

This coffee is delicate, elegant, almost creamy and floral with a vibrant currant acidity. The mouthfeel and texture is a stark departure from the juicy and wild coffees of the Nyeri region in a really exciting way.

The wet mill where this coffee was processed was established in 1961 and has 900 members throughout the surrounding region of Mt. Elgon. Its known as being the 3rd best factory in the country for the rates its pays its producers and this year it has yielded the largest harvest since 2012.The members of this cooperative have an average plot size of 1 hectare with around 250 trees and deliver their cherries which are processed on the same day for quality assurance.

The soil in this area is rich and volcanic which, coupled with the distinct temperature range through the season, makes this an ideal growing region.

The “SL” in SL-28 and SL-34 stands for Scot Laboratories, which was hired in the 1930s to undertake a series of selections and tests on Kenyan coffee varieties in order to determine which had the greatest potential for success, both in terms of quality and cultivation. Scientists identified more than 40 trees of different types, giving them a number with “SL” for classification—these varieties are considered selections, not, strictly speaking, “hybrids,” though many of them were the genetic offspring of cross-pollinated types and spliced cultivars.

  • Kenya

  • Mt Elgon

  • Bungoma

  • Kapsokisio

  • SL28 and SL34

  • AB

  • Washed

  • 1600-1700 masl

  • January 2017

  • Cafe Imports

  • 140kr per kg

  • Light (ideal for filter & french press brewing)

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