The Kevote Factory was founded in 1957 with about 100 local farmers. The cooperative has grown and now has over 4000 associated farmers, as well as 3 wet mills where coffee is processed. The cooperative is located 150km north of Nairobi on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Becuause of it’s unique microclimate and red-volcanic soils, the coffee produced by Kevote represents the exceptionally high-quality Kenya is known for. Classically, Kenyan coffees are known for high acidity and full-bodied mouthfeel with intense sweetness, usually highlighted by red fruits and some savory aspects, such as ripe tomato. In this unique lot we still found the exceptionally high acidity, sweetness, and body but rather than classic flavor notes, we found dazzeling blackberries and fresh lemon all situated within an overall exotic fruity profile. The icing on the cake was the oustanding floral flavors and aromatics which reminded us of white flowers and jasmine, notes atypical to classic Kenyan coffees. We’re very proud to be working with a coffee of such high-caliber!
In the cup, expect straightforward fruit tones of lively lemons and dense blackberries with delicate floral aromatics and flavors. This coffee is exceptionally complex, sweet, and dense with flavor!