ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | RUIRU, KIAMBU COUNTY, KENYA
NOTES | VIBRANT CITRUS, TROPICAL FRUITS, WHITE WINE, SUBTLE SPICE
The Mchana Estate represents 906 hectares of land and 459 hectares of land under coffee in Kiambu County, Kenya. It is one of the nation's largest coffee-producing estates. Coffee Management Systems took over the farm from Socifaf in 2017 and placed Wambungo Kamoni in charge of the operations. He knows that Mchana has the capacity to be a large producing state, but he wants to see the quality standards of the coffee improve.
In Kenya, naturally processed coffees are referred to as M'buni and are typically associated with the lowest quality production. High-quality naturally processed coffee in Kenya can only be manufactured at estates large enough to sell directly to specialty importers; so we are fortunate to have gotten our hands on this lot. We are super excited to bring this coffee to you.
The flavors of naturally processed coffees develop as the cherries are dried in the sun on raised beds. This particular coffee was float-separated to use only the ripest cherries and whole-cherry fermented for 18 hours before drying for 3-4 weeks. During drying, sugars present in the cherry break down, leaving amazing flavors in the coffee bean. This natural is particularly clean and vibrant with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. The minimal fermentation impact brings out the sweet, bright acidity of white wine; subtle spices linger, rounding out the experience. Please enjoy this unique coffee from Kenya!
Farm | Mchana Estate
Process | Natural
Variety | SL-28
Elevation | 1600 - 1766 masl