Kenya Kanake is a washing station on the upper elevations of the Aberdare Range in Kiambu county. It’s truly picturesque—nestled in between small tea farms and low laying clouds. High elevation gives both the range required for developing acidity and the cool climate needed for […]
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region: Chelchele, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
producer: smallholder farmers
association: METAD Agricultural Development PLC
elevation: 2000 – 2400 meters above sea level
cultivars: Ethiopia Heirloom
process: fully washed, raised bed dried
The aroma wafting off the Lemon Drop is bright, lively, and fragrant. It’s citrus-forward, with notes of sweet Meyer lemon mingled with stone fruit; and those bright fruit scents really shine through a bouquet of floral and tea-like aromatics: black tea, bergamot, and honeysuckle.
The flavor follows the nose – all of the aromatics are present here in the cup. This a light-bodied coffee with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and a pleasant stone fruit acidity. The coffee has a delicate, somewhat complex, balanced profile; it’s an elegant profile, though. Bright and lively flavors of lemon, kumquat, apricot, and clementine, amid a flourish of honeysuckle, Earl Grey tea, and bergamot.
*content courtesy of Clive Coffee
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