Dark Woods - Kisson Single Estate Kenyan Coffee 250g
The expansive Kisson Estate is situated in Komothai, Kiambu County, in Kenya’s central highlands. This is an area renowned for its coffee production and estates. This coffee’s profile is towards the “classic” Kenyan flavour, with deep fruit notes and complex, zesty acidity. It delivers a juicy, satisfying cup of coffee.
The origin for the name of the Kisson Estate comes from the Hindi word Kisaan meaning farmer. The
owner of the Estate was given this nickname and decided to use it for the name of his coffee-producing land. The coffee trees are carefully monitored and picking ensues only when the cherry is at the ideal level of ripeness. The cherries are then poured into a hopper located just above the pulping station.
Using fresh water, the de-pulped coffee is then moved via the force of a water channel towards
a fermentation tank. The following morning, workers assess the feel of the sticky mucilage
remaining on the coffee. If it has reached the ideal level, water is placed over the beans to give
them a final wash, then the coffee is dried to an optimum moisture level, and then readied for
rest, milling and export.
Kenya is struggling with many of the same issues as the rest of the coffee-producing world. Low profits, increasing cost of production and the negative impact of climate change all threaten the traditional livelihoods of many farmers. This situation is exacerbated in Nairobi where rapid expansion and rising
land costs are putting pressure on farmers to sell these longstanding and exceptional coffee producing
areas to developers – certainly over the last decade or so, some of the bigger coffee estates have
already been lost to these pressures.
|Coffee Origin||Single Estate Coffee|
|Coffee Roast||Medium Roast Coffee|
|Coffee Roasting House||Dark Woods Coffee|