Kapsokisio, Kenya

Crisp and sparkly, with notes of bergamot, and pomegranate.

Producer: 800-1000 local small-holder famers.
Estate: Kapsokisio Co-operative.
Botanical Variety: SL28, SL34.
Process: Wet.
Geography: Mt. Elgon, Kenya.
Altitude: 1600-1700 MASL.

In western Kenya, just on the border of Uganda, sits Mt. Elgon, an extinct volcano spanning over 80 kilometers. On the side of Mt. Elgon, coffee trees grow widely and well, and are tended to by the people of the Kapsokisio Co-operative. Not only do coffee trees grow well in volcanic soil, but the transition between hot days and cool shade as the sun passes over the volcano, cause a slow, even ripening of the coffee cherries. This, in turn, leads to a sweeter, cleaner, and more balanced cup.