Kenya - Kiunyu AA


Region: Kirinyaga

Altitude: 1,670 meters 

 Farm/Coop/Station: Kiunyu washing station

Varietal: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34

Processing: Fully washed

Sensory: Cranberry, Caramel, Citrus

SCA Cupping Score: 88


Farmers delivering to Kiunyu cultivate primarily SL28 and SL34 in small coffee gardens that are, on average, smaller than 1 hectare. ‘SL’ varieties are cultivars originally released by Scott Agricultural Laboratories (SAL) in the 1930s and 1940s.




They soon became the go-to trees for many growers in Kenya due to their deep root structure, which allows them to maximize scarce water resources and flourish even without irrigation. They are cultivated with a serious eye towards sustainability and Good Agricultural Practices, with minimal environmental impact where possible.