Kenyan Blends, like Nzuri Sana, are created from coffees that have complimentary cup profiles. While the green coffee will be of a specific grade or quality (AA, AB, PB, etc) its individual cup profile may be lacking in one specific area (Acidity, Body, Sweetness). When blended, similar to the way roasted coffee blends work, the combination of 2 coffees is more often than not greater than the parts.
This blend is from a number of Nyeri factories from Kenya’s central highland, near Mt. Kenya. This region is known for growing the SL 28, SL 34, and Ruiru 11 varieties. Farmers harvest coffee ripe and drop off cherries at their local processing facilities. Here the cherries are de-pulped, fermented overnight, soaked, washed, then placed on raised beds to dry for an average of 7-14 days. At this stage the coffees are hand turned and picked through, removing defects and ensuring even drying.