Fairview Estate

Kenya
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KENYA FAIRVIEW ESTATE – AA - GREEN BEANS - WASHED - WHOLESALE

Kenya Fairview Estate

Grade AA

Considered one of Kenyan's most extraordinary coffees, Fairview Estate takes advantage of its optimal environment to produce high-quality coffee with subtle and delicate flavors.

With vibrant notes and a wine-like aftertaste, this gourmet coffee is a refined and unforgettable choice. Sales for our Kenyan coffee support local communities, women, and youth through the collaboration of Vava Angwenyi and her B corp company.

What is so special about this coffee?

Fairview Estate has in place a very rigorous process. All pickers are well–trained in quality harvesting methods, and only the ripest cherries are picked at each pass. Only the best cherries are pulped and taken to concrete pits to be fermented for around 12 hours before being fully washed.

The coffee is graded for a second time and soaked for 16 hours to improve quality. Once washed and cleaned, the coffee is graded for the third time before the parchment is delivered to drying tables.

Drying is conducted in two phases: the 'wet to black stage' (rapid drying to remove excess skin water) and the 'black to white' stage (slow and well-monitored drying). The parchment is hand sorted during the first stage to remove any defective beans. For the second stage, drying times are around 7 to 14 days. Coffee is turned and sorted every two hours and is covered under Nylex during the hottest part of the day to prevent splitting and to promote even drying.

The perfect environment for outstanding coffee

Situated at 1,750 meters above sea level, the beautiful Fairview estate benefits from its optimum surroundings. The high altitude allows for slower development and greater late crop yields, as trees experience optimum sunshine and generally better weather conditions. Volcanic soil is also quite common in this region.

Because of its unique environment, the crop has fuller, redder, juicier cherries when the later yields are picked.

For water, this area of Kenya has two separate rainy seasons: March through May and October through December. Irrigation water is used to supplement the needs of the farm in-between seasons, with the Riara River, in turn, fed by streams from the central highlands, helping to provide reasonable access to water all year-round.

About Fairview Estate

For over 100 years, Fairview Estates' fertile soils and holistic production methods have helped to produce some of the best lots that the Kenyan central highlands have to offer.

Having existed for over a century, Fairview Estate is one of Kenya's oldest coffee farms. During the last century, the Estate has changed hands many times, from Mrs. Eveline Poy to Mr. Oliver Tait (1924-1926), to Ngoru Enterprises Ltd (1926-1978). For the last four decades, the Estate has belonged to former Kenyan Ambassador to the United States of America, Leonard Oliver Kibinge, and his family.

These beans in details

Grade

AA

Process

Washed

Cup score

87.0

Cupping notes

Bright Raspberry, Citrus, Sweet & Floral

Body

Heavy

Aftertaste

Pleasant Lingering Fruit-like Finish

Acidity

MediumBerry-like

Best for

Espresso, Drip, Cold Brew, and French Press

Recommended Roast

Medium and Medium-Dark

Producer

Fairview Estate // Leonard Oliver Kibinge and Familly

Origin

Kenya

Region

Kiambu

Elevation

5740

Varietal

SL-28SL-34

Product Type

Green Coffee Beans