TROPICAL FRUIT / PAPAYA / ORANGES / CARAMEL / FULL SWEET - FRUITY BODY / COMPLEX ACIDITY
22,00 € – 85,00 €
inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
NATURAL BLACK DIAMOND
KENIA SL 28
CENTRAL VALLEY, VULKAN POAS
FINCA LAS LAJAS
FRANCISCA & OSKAR CHACÓN
The harvest and processing of the Kenia SL 28 are supervised with great care by Oscar and Francisca. During harvest, Francisca measures the Brix value of the cherry to determine the optimal degree of ripeness, and harvesting begins when the Brix value is about 22°. Harvesting by Brix measurement is also helpful because newer varieties sometimes ripen to different colors: Using the refractometer helps keep the crop at a consistent level of ripeness, which is critical in the production of high-quality naturals and honeys.
This Micro/Nanolot is cared with special care and love by the family. The Kenya SL 28 is harvested very late and carefully checked for defects by hand and washed under fresh spring water. It is then dried in the sun for about 7 days. Then fermented for another 30 days in very special temperature-controlled, shaded beds using the “black diamond” process. When the water content of 11 percent in the bean is reached, an in-house procedure of repeated heating and cooling leads to the crowning conclusion. This process is extremely labor intensive and results in an incomparable aroma.