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Legado - Kenya Chesiro Peaberry

R 125.00

We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans several times per week. Please allow up to 2-3 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.

Despite rising concerns surrounding climate change and a few years of severe crop issues, Kenyan coffee still manages to deliver spectacularly. At CCB, we are very fond of the vibrant acidity and juicy, fruit-forward profiles that come from Kenyan coffees and this Kenyan peaberry from Legado is no exception.

The Chesiro Farmers Cooperative Society has about ~1500 members and farms around 80 Hectares of land on the foothills of Mount Elgon. The slopes of this dormant volcano provide nutrient-rich soil at an altitude that is perfect for growing sweet and complex coffees. Despite not having the same infrastructure as farms around central Kenya, this co-operative is doing great work in improving processing and delivering fantastic coffees.

A peaberry is highly sought after type of coffee bean. They are found in all coffee varieties and occur when a single, smaller, round-shaped coffee bean forms inside of the coffee cherry and are generally prized for producing particularly sweet cups, with bright acidity and loads of complexity. There is some mystique around the peaberry as it is not known whether these qualities come from the peaberry itself or from the fact that in order to separate peaberries from the rest of a lot, requires incredible attention to detail, and any coffee sorted this well, is guaranteed to deliver better results.

Regardless as to why peaberries are delicious, we’re very excited to get our hands on this new Kenyan Peaberry from Legado

Phaedon’s tasting notes

As much as I love a big bright Kenyan AA, there is something particularly enjoyable about the balance of a slightly more understated peaberry lot. This one definitely delivers on that comfort factor and offers something easy to enjoy every day, as well as something interesting to explore.

This coffee is wonderfully sweet, and that alone will probably have you going back for a second cup. The acidity is relatively muted, but does do a good job of balancing the sweetness. There are subtle hints of apple in many cups, but also a bit of apricot from time to time. The finish seems to reveal a more berry-like flavour which reminded me most of strawberry.

I particularly enjoyed this coffee in pour-overs and in my MoccaMaster but it also made a pretty satisfying long inverted AeroPress brew.

    Coffee details

    • Country: Kenya
    • Region: Bungoma District
    • Cooperative: Chesiro (1,500 farmers). Ave farm size 1ha
    • Varieties: Arabica SL-28, SL-34 – Peaberry
    • Altitude: 1,800 - 2,000 masl
    • Harvest: 2019/2020
    • Processing: Fully washed, dried on raised beds
    • Packaging: Grain Pro with Hessian