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In the Kenya, Kirinyaga we taste lemon tart, honey graham and grapefruit.
Kenyan coffees are in a class of their own. They are known for their intense flavors, incredible sweetness and bright acidity. This stems from the complexity of their growing region, the volcanic soil, the processing methods. This Kenyan coffee was produced by the Wachira family and Long Miles Coffee Project in Kirinyaga County near Mount Kenya.
Coffee cherries at the Wachira family farm in Kenya
Long Miles Coffee Project originated in Burundi and was founded by Ben and Christy Carlson in 2011. They have worked alongside many farmers helping to establish phenomenal coffee producing farms that have been life changing for many communities.
In 2020, Long Miles moved into Kenya to see if they could help some farming communities in the same ways they had been successful in Burundi. They were able to connect with the Wachira family and a great relationship was built.
Farmer at the Wachira family farm in Kenya
Long Miles focuses on producing high quality coffee by introducing new methods of processing and farming practices that are also good for the land. They work alongside the farmers and build trust along the way in order to create these systems. As an organization, they have built out programs such as the Coffee Scout program and Trees For Kibira.
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