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Chepsangor

Kenya Espresso
£25.50
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Tasting Notes

BLOOD ORANGE/ CARAMEL/ JUICY
One of the only early-crop Kenyans you'll see this season, this bespoke fermentation from Chepsangor in Nandi County maximises juicy sweetness while preserving the balanced baked apple and vanilla nuances we've loved for years.

Country KENYA

Region NANDI COUNTY

Producers ROSEBELLA LANGAT AND NEIGHBOURING FARMERS

Roast Level MEDIUM

Varieties SL28, RUIRU 11, BATIAN

Process WASHED 48HR FERMENTATION

Altitude 1850-2040 MASL

Landed FEBRUARY

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The elegantly juicy Chepsangor is back, and it’s something of a miracle. Two years had gone well with exporter Vava Coffee and Chepsangor Hills Estate, so ideas were flowing when we visited producers Rosebella and Sammy Langat last May. Learning their standard fermentation for washed coffee was just 12 hours (compared to 24-48 hours seen at similar altitudes in Kenya), we saw a chance to heighten complexity without radical changes. Rosebella and mill manager Geoffrey created this lot just for Square Mile with 48 hours of fermentation after de-pulping. All was set —then regulations for Kenyan coffee changed overnight, halting the country’s industry for months. Sammy, Rosebella, Vava, and our buyer Jamie moved mountains to export this lot from Kenya. It’s one of the only early-crop Kenyan coffees around this season, and in our opinion one of the most enjoyable.

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