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The Varieties

SL28 I SL34 I Ruiru 11 I Batian

These four coffee plant varieties are widespread in Kenya and are known for their unique taste and quality.

  1. SL28: Developed by Scott Laboratories (hence the name "SL") in the 1930s, this coffee plant variety is a cross between Bourbon and Typica. The plants have a high susceptibility to diseases and are therefore difficult to grow, but their taste is described as very complex and floral, with notes of citrus and blackcurrant.
  2. SL34 : Also developed by Scott Laboratories, SL34 is a cross between Bourbon and Typica that is slightly more disease resistant than SL28. The taste of SL34 coffee is often described as fruity and spicy, with notes of currant, lime and spice.
  3. Ruiru 11 : This coffee plant variety was developed in Kenya to be resistant to coffee rust and other diseases. It is a cross between Caturra and the hardy coffee plant. The taste of Ruiru 11 coffee is described as bold and full-bodied, with notes of chocolate and caramel.
  4. Batian: Also developed in Kenya, this coffee plant variety is a cross between Timor and Ruiru 11. It is known for its high disease resistance and ability to grow at higher elevations. The taste of Batian coffee is often described as sweet and fruity, with notes of berries and citrus.

All four of these coffee plant varieties are very popular in Kenya and appreciated by many coffee lovers around the world. Each variety has its own unique flavors and qualities that are influenced by the soil conditions, climate and growing techniques used by the coffee growers.

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Recipes for James

Preparation in the portafilter machine: 16.5 g in | 35 g out | 27 seconds | 93°C | 1:2.3 ratio

Preparation in the V60 hand filter: 15.5 g in | 250 g out | 93°C | 2:20 mins.

Our standard: transparent coffee

We trade all our coffees as transparently and directly as possible. But, trust is good, control is better. So convince yourself and check our transparent price calculation from Adam (see graphic in the pictures). You can also find out what price (FOB price) we pay the farmers compared to the world market and fair trade price. The FOB price is the price farmers have received for their labor and effort up to the time the coffee is shipped for export from the country of origin. The FOB price thus includes all costs associated with the production of a coffee in the country of production. All other costs such as transport to the roasting plant by ship, road or rail as well as customs duties and taxes are borne by us as the roasting plant in addition to the FOB price. Our step to make transparent and fair coffee accessible to everyone and thus revolutionize the coffee market, which is characterized by opacity.