Kenya Peaberry is a single plantation coffee from the Tassia Estate. The freshness of the coffee is apparent and it's bursting with juicy, stoned fruit flavors.
Tassia is located at roughly 1500 meters altitude in the Ruiru and Kiambu region, about 20 miles north of Nairobi. Varietals in the SL series, 28 and 34 are planted in red, loamy soils. Only a small percentage of any crop is peaberry.
These peaberries are shade grown, protected from sun by Sysbania and Gravellia trees. The canopy makes the coffee bird friendly as well. Eighty percent of the farm was planted in the 1940s and they maintain a cycle of replanting sections every five years. The farm practices monoculture farming for sustainability.
This is a robust cup with layered stoned fruit characteristics, notably peach. Juicy first impression but finish ends dry and with wine notes. Mildly spiced; milk chocolate texture. Well structured; a refined and clean cup.