The Lenana is a blend of several outstanding Kenyan auction lots. These coffees are grown by smallholder farmers on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The rich, volcanic soil, and plentiful precipitation provide ideal conditions for high quality production.
Within hours of harvesting, the cherries are delivered to their local wet mill (known as factories in Kenya), where they are sorted, de-pulped, and fermented. All Kenyan coffees are dried on raised drying tables, also known as “raised African beds,” for approximately two weeks. Coffees are then rested in conditioning beds for several weeks after, so that the moisture content in the beans can stabilize, enabling a sturdier bean structure that holds on to its sugar content during storage and shipping.
Region: Nyeri, Kirinyaga districts in Central Kenya
Altitude: 1,600—1,800 meters
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34
Farm/Co-op: Small farms
Process: Fully washed, dried on raised African beds
Tasting Notes: Juicy with full body and creamy mouth feel. Winey acidity, honey sweet, with notes of red fruit, lavender and black currant.