The Avenue - Kenya Mandela Estate

The Avenue - Kenya Mandela Estate

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Kenya Mandela Estate

*$1 from each bag of The Avenue branded retail coffee sold will be donated to a local non-profit on a quarterly basis.

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Roast Level: Medium Roast

Tasting Notes: Black Currant, Kumquat, Maple Syrup

Elevation: 1600 MASL

Process: Washed

About This Coffee: The Mandela Estate sits near the Gatamaiyo Forest Reserve in Kiambu County, Kenya. Unlike typical estates in Kenya, Mandela is a patchwork of small plots of land rented by a single owner and farm manager, Mr Kiongo Njuguna. Its peculiar shape is the result of many years of investment and expansion in small neighboring tracks of land. The estate has two harvests each year, one in June - Aug and another in Oct - Dec, which are typical of the region. The ripening of the cherry is closely monitored and when the time is right the red cherry is hand-picked and brought to the washing station down the road. The cherry is then de-pulped, washed and dried on raised beds in the sun until it reaches the 10-12% target.

Flavor: The Kenya Mandela Estate is an exceptional coffee that has a restrained acidity, depth of sweetness and is very balanced across the roast spectrum. Roasts on the lighter end are bright, but not overwhelmingly so and we tasted notes of kumquat, gooseberry, black currant and raw sugar.