Exemplifying the best of both worlds; the clean lemon zest acidity lends to the coffee’s Costa Rican climate, while its vibrant blackberry sweetness mirrors Kenyan Coffees and it is also the home to this Variety.
Manuel Antonio "Tonio" Barrantes Zuñiga
Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley
SL-28 (the SL means Scott Laboratories)
Tangerine, Dried Apricot, Syrupy
This coffee can appeal to those who want the high acidity found in a Kenya coffee but love the profile of a clean, structured Costa Rican coffee.
SL-28 was originally developed by Scott laboratories in 1935. The Kenya Government wanted to make coffee production viable commerce but experienced problems with drought due to rainfall. Thus this drought-resistant variety was born.
This coffee always surprises and changes dramatically between hot and cold temp and is a great example of how flavor profiles changes not only with variety but also with micro climates.
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