BOYCE HARRIES' CHANIA ESTATE: FRENCH MISSION VARIETAL
Grower: Boyce Harries relative of Allen Harries, a South African man who purchased the land in the 1900's, is now the 4th generation coffee cultivator.
Estate: Chania Estate is a multigenerational operation named after the tributary that runs through it. The estate, like others in the region, also cultivates pineapple and other cash crops.
Region: Thika Plateau or Central Region is a unique microclimate with rich volcanic soil and plentiful rainfall.
Varietal: French Mission is an heirloom varietal and the first commercial variety known to Kenya. It was reintroduced back to East Africa by French Missionaries. It was developed in Nairobi and launched to be produced commercially. Boyce Harries' trees are now 90 years old.
Altitude: 1525 masl
Harvest: Fly crop from May-July 2017
Processing: Wet Processed
The cup according to our importer: Lots of cherry cola and grapefruit flavors with caramelized sugar, dried cherry, green grape, and cascade hops.