Day 18 - Coffee Advent Calendar 2022

Discover the wonderful coffee of Kenya!

Discover the exceptional varieties SL28 and SL34 with Kenya AA coffee from Stereo Coffee on this day 18 of your calendar. Ibonia Estate is 197.5 hectares of plantations, 114 of which are under forest in Kenya. Rich soil harbors these varieties which make this coffee a delight for lovers of fruity cups. Owners of the property, located 1,700 meters above sea level, focus on organic matter management and soil conservation as top priorities in coffee production. Ibonia Estate sees the value in the region's soil – a deep, reddish-brown composition known as Kikuyu loam – and recognizes its role in developing the distinctive qualities of their coffee offerings.

Besides the farm soil, Ibonia Estate embraces its local climate, which features cool, wet periods from May to July. This environmental pattern allows coffee plants to mature slowly and develop a complexity of flavors.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

In espresso

18g for (double espresso) to extract 40 g of liquid in 25 seconds .

In filter

Quantity: 20g ground coffee (sugar grain size) / 320ml cup

  1. The bloom: start by pouring 40g water for the first 30 seconds to release the CO2 contained in the grain and the volatile aromatic compounds;
  2. Then pour in a circular motion from the inside outwards another 140g water;
  3. We end with a last 140g of water in a circular motion when the 2nd stage has not yet completely run out for a cup of 320 ml in total.

Desired infusion time in filter : 2 minutes 30 to 3 minutes.

In summary

Grapefruit, cane sugar, orange

Variety: SL28 and SL34
Process: Washed and natural
Origin: Kenya
Region: Kiambu
Roast Profile: Light

Until tomorrow!