Our second release of four Kenyans (yes we have four coffees from the same producer), and this is the Natural (dried in the skin version) alongside the washed. We will also be offering the four different coffees as a Kenyan tasting pack.
As a small roasting business we don't get that many opportunities to spend time with producers from different countries. When you do and that connection is made it feels important to work on that relationship and booking four different lots from the same producer is quite special.
Chepsangor coffee farms are located at the Nandi Hills in a highland area of lush green rolling hills at the edge of the Great Rift Valley in the southwestern part of Kenya. Chepsangor Hills lies at an elevation of between 1750-2000 meters above sea level. Coupled with rich volcanic soils, Arabica coffee thrives in Chepsangor with coffee varieties SL 28, Ruiru 11, and Batian.
Chepsangor Coffee is focused on environmental sustainability and ensures that soil health is a priority in their agronomy practices. Soil testing is done at the farms every year which informs the decisions on crop nutrition. Terracing, manuring, zero-till, inter-cropping with indigenous trees, pruning, and beekeeping for purposes of pollination are mandatory practices at Chepsangor farms.
Rosebella also works to support other women smallholders in the region to achieve sustainable production that leads to economic empowerment.
This natural is dried in the skin. This method offers unparalleled eco-friendly attributes for generating zero solid and liquid waste, and at the same time does not threaten water resources. Typically this method adds depth and complexity; intensifying sensory attributes and technically increasing coffee’s value.