GREEN - HOME ROASTER SELECTION - KENYA PROCESS
Now even the smallest roaster or home coffee enthusiast can work directly with Aida Batlle to access her high - grade raw coffee beans. Perfectly sized for those curious to try their hand roasting her exclusive coffee, the Home Roaster Selection gives access to some of her finest green coffee.
Aida is offering vacuumed packed bags of green Finca Kilimanjaro from her families renowned farm. Finca Kilimanjaro and Aida Batlle are both names that reverberate quality. They made their appearance in Speciality Coffee in 2003, when in her first year as coffee producer, Aida became the first woman to ever secure the converted winning title of “Cup of Excellence”. Finca Kilimanjaro is home to some of the finest coffee varieties in the world. High quality Kenyan varieties SL - 28 and SL - 34, renowned for their pronounced fruit flavours, grow interspersed with the tall Bourbon trees that were first brought to the region by Aida’s great great grandfather.
It makes sense for a coffee like Kilimanjaro to be processed in a manner similar to what they do in Kenya. The SL varieties (that originated in Kenya) in this lot respond well.
Once the coffee has been floated and pulped it undergoes a 48 hour dry fermentation, washing every 12 hours. Washed in this example means we add a little bit of fresh water and turn with a wooden paddle. After the final wash the coffee is returned to the fermentation tank to soak in fresh water for 24 hours before being placed on drying beds. The result is a coffee with a sparkling acidity and juiciness.
Region: Santa Ana
Altitude: 1580 – 1720 masl
Varieties: Kenya SL28, Kenya SL34 and Bourbon
Process: Washed Kenya Process
Fermentation Time: 72 hours total
Drying Method: African drying beds under shade
Harvest year: 2021
Packaging: Vacuum pack