From 1934-1963 Scott Labs was contracted to perform research and development of varieties in Kenya. The two most successful hybrids they created are SL28 & SL34. These are the two varietals that make up the Miiri. The quality of these hybrids is evident as it was the only coffee we scored above 90 this year.
Kenya Miiri is the third offering in Reunion Island Coffee’s Varietal Series. I reviewed the first two offerings, which you can revisit here and here.
Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Kenya Miiri, from Reunion Island Coffee in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Feel free to pull up a chair.
region: Nyeri, Kenya
farm: Iraini Wet Mill
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Iriaini Cooperative
elevation: 1700 – 1800 meters above sea level
cultivars: SL28, SL34
process: fully washed, raised bed dried
The aroma of the Kenya Miiri is intense, and packed with complexity. It’s sweet and savoury, bursting with scents of sun dried tomato, cloves, blackberry, strawberry, plum, raisin, florals, and honey.
The flavor follows the nose. A medium bodied coffee with a supple, buoyant mouthfeel
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