Genuine Origin Lenana AA & AB

February 4, 2017
Nyeri Kenya

Two coffees worth exploring this weekend are Lenana AA and Lenana ABfrom the southern slopes of ice-peaked Mt. Kenya.

Smallholder farmers in Nyeri, Embu and Kirinyaga Counties, each with about 200 trees, contribute to co-ops that own wet mills, which process the cherries. The Lenanas were grown at 1700 feet, in deep, red volcanic soil, rich in organic material.

Both coffees boast balanced bodies and acidity. But when it comes to flavor, they diverge: the Lenana AA has flavor notes of brown sugar, vanilla, lemon and apple (basically, all the ingredients of an apple pie), while the Lenana AB has notes of black cherry, tobacco, citrus and lemon. •

This post is part of a February series featuring our coffees from Kenya — which ship free all this month. Just use code SHIPKENYA2ME at checkout. Click for free samples or to place an order!

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