This is a "Regional Select" coffee from the Kiambu region of Kenya. The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique profiles that are inherent to various microclimates in many of the countries from which green coffee is sourced. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan.
Regional Select offerings are sourced based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on the 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm- or producer-specific.
Uteuzi Jimbo is the Swahili for “county select,” which is how the regional profiles of Kenya are made distinct on offerings sheets, and the sourcing team has identified the most classic characteristics within each of the main regions in which these local profiles are sought.
|Farm||Various smallholder farmers|
|Variety||SL-28, SL-34, Batian, Ruiru 11, K7|
1700 - 2000 masl
Tasting notes: Sugary sweet and tart w/ rich caramel, grapefruit, lemon, and ripe apple.
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