Tim Wendelboe | Kenya Kiahia Estate, Washed SL28 & SL34
from our friends at Tim Wendelboe:
I have been traveling to Kenya for the last years in order to seek out smaller estates to see if there are some potential producers we could work with long term. I finally managed to buy something that I think is of exceptional quality. Although I have not visited Kiahia estate personally yet, I could not help buying this coffee when I cupped it as it was so intense and fruity. The 10-hectare family farm is located on the highly productive eastern slopes of Aberdare. There are only SL 28 and SL 34 cultivars planted on this farm which is probably why the coffee is so elegant and fruity. Most of the trees were planted in 1959 and some were planted in 1970. Thanks to our friends at Kahawa Bora we were able to finally get our hands on an estate coffee that can compete with the qualities we get from the cooperative societies in Kenya. Hopefully, we will be able to go visit the family at Kiahia estate soon and hopefully also get more of their coffees in the future.