Kanya, Chania Oreti Estate

Kanya, Chania Oreti Estate

Lemon, pineapple, yellow nectarine, oolong

Chania and Oreti Estates are the only large-medium scale, private coffee plantations remaining in Kenya that are owned and managed by the descendants of the original pioneer farmers. The Chania estate was originally founded by Allen Charles Harries and his son Ivan in 1950 as a mixed farm of fruit, livestock and an increasingly larger area of coffee. After finishing his studies in New Zealand, Ivan’s son and his New Zealander wife purchased land five miles above Chania on the same ridge running down from the Aberdare Mountains which they named Oreti Estate - a Maori name meaning a place of danger and raw beauty. Boyce Marquis, descendant of the family, now runs both estates where they focus on growing a range of varietals that are rust and coffee berry disease resistant.

This cup presents a classic Kenyan flavour profile of bright acidity and sweet stone fruit flavours. We find notes of lemon, pineapple, yellow nectarine and an oolong tea finish.

Origin: Kenya

Region: Thika, Kiambu County

Farm: Pantan Musara - Microlot

Producer: Boyce Harris

Altitude: 1500 MASL

Varietal: Ruiru 11, Baitan, SL34 SL28

Process: Washed

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