KENYA WINDRUSH ESTATE AA
ORANGE ZEST•CARAMEL•CHERRY TOMATO
PRICE : $ 5.95 / LB
BAG WEIGHT : 132.28 LB
SPOT : ANNEX . CA
This classic Kenyan coffee boasts a delicate stone fruit acidity that is contoured with a candied plum sweetness. Farmed on the Windrush Estate, our prized single origin micro-lot coffee is produced in Kiambu County, the heartland of traditional coffee growing in Kenya. Established in 1902 by a British settler, Windrush is one of Kenya's original coffee estate and one of few farms in Kenya that only grow the most-prized and complex SL 28 and SL 34 Bourbon varieties.
Windrush, one of Kenya's original coffee estates, initially reared cattle and later planted the estate's first coffee tree in 1930. The estate changed ownership several times before being acquired in 1971 by the Gatatha Farmers Company which was formed by 300 local residents to manage the estate. Sitting on 500 hectares of land with mineral rich soil, the estate is devoted to coffee and tea growing with slight subsistence farming of dairy cattle. Mr. Githinji, the farm manager is committed to sustainable farming. He encourages farmers to dig soil pits to trap rainwater and plant bluegrass to prevent erosion. At the same time, Gravillier and Eucalyptus trees are planted on the estate to shade the coffee from the harsh afternoon sun.
The estate's coffee is hand-picked processed on-site using using Kenya’s trademark double-fermentation and dried on raised beds. Fresh water from the Riara river is used in the process. Windrush is pursuing the Rainforest Alliance certification.
Producer: Windrush Estate
Region: Kiambu County . Kenya
Varietal: Bourbon [ SL 28 . SL 34 ]
Harvest Season: May - August • 2019
Altitude: 1,750 - 1,850 meters
Soil: Volcanic Loam
Process: Fully-Washed | Dried on Raised-Beds