This unique varietal is a look back into the past. French Mission is an original Bourbon varietal that was introduced by French Missionaries in the late 1800’s. Over 76 centimeters of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, come together to provide the perfect conditions for this coffee to express its genetic treasures.
The Harries family has been growing coffee for almost a century. The family has donated more than 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and co-founded the Wabeni Technical Institute. This institute seeks to teach underprivileged children practical skills that can help them make a living; e.g. dress making, motor mechanics, and carpentry.
In the cup, look for a nose of tomato and cranberry with a lycopene-rich acidity, a light creamy body, and a finish of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s one of the most interesting Kenyan coffees we’ve ever roasted, and we can’t wait for you to try it.