Kenya - Kiangoi
Thanks to Jackson and Dennis, the father/son team behind Elephant Coffee Importers in Denver, CO, we small-scale Western Slope roasters have access to some amazing coffees from Kenya. This coffee is no exception. Jackson visits the wet mills (factories) in the coffee growing regions south of Mt. Kenya and seeks out the best coffees available. He then offers a price to the farmers, in line with the quality of their coffee, to keep the coffee separate from the Kenya government auction. The prices need to be compelling to guarantee the coffee won't go to auction, and Jackson knows good coffee. The combination of these efforts benefits the farmer, encouraging quality in growing seasons to come. Pretty amazing to be able to experience all this in small-town western Colorado. Look for this to be the first of many Kenya coffees to come.
Origins: Kirinyaga County
Varietal: SL 34, SL 28
Process: Washed, sun dried
The Cup: Savory floral, tart black cherry and blackberry.