Bold intesity and potent brightness with orange citrus, floral notes, white grapefruit, and pineapple. The finish has just a touch of mild cinnamon spice, bergamot, and a creamy mouthfeel. City to City+ are ideal.
Nyeri Hill Farm is unique. It has one of the highest elevations in the Nyeri area, ranging from 1800 meters above sea level at the lowest point with the highest point at 2200 meters. It is also a rare estate coffee from Nyeri, not a cooperative, with 334 hectares of coffee and 255 employees. And most interesting, the owner is the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Yes, a Catholic coffee farm. It is one of the first coffee farms in all of East Africa, originally planted in 1914. The mill was built in 1934, originally used by the Consolata Fathers to process and export coffee back to their native Italy. The Italian Memorial Church on the farm is a regional landmark. The original mill is still fully functional, and processing is still done by traditional methods.
There's a punch in the nose from the potent dry fragrance, pineapple at City roast with almost a mustard seed bite right at the end of it. At City+ the dry has more orange citrus and some more floral. It's definitely more floral forward on the wet aroma at City, with some of the punch mellowed out. The break has white grapefruit at City, with the pineapple more prominent at City+. The warm cup has grapefruit and bergamot citrus notes, and is super floral especially at City. The finish in the City+ roast has just a touch of mild cinnamon spice. There's a very creamy mouthfeel throughout, which at City+ is most perfectly balanced with the pineapple and mild spice notes in the finish. If your tastes in coffee are catholic with a small "c", this is your cup. Pun intended.