Elevation: 1524 masl
Variety: French Mission, Ruiru 11, Batian, & SL14 & 28
Notes: Black currant, brown sugar, dried mango, & floral
About: Chania Estate is named after the Chania river that runs along one of its boundaries. Owned by the Harries family, who have resided in Thika since 1904, the estate is located on a plateau surrounded by deep river valleys. The soil is a deep red colour, rich in nutrients ideal for growing coffee. This lot is made up of a mix of all the varieties that grow on the farm: French Mission, Ruiru 11, Batian, & SL14 & 28. Its ‘AA’ grade is a denotation of bean size and includes beans 7.25mm and up. Sorting coffees by size creates different flavour profiles and makes it easier to get an even roast. AA grade coffees are the most prized for their crisp acidity and complex flavour profiles.