Chipp Coffee - Kenya
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Sasini Estate in the Kiambu county region of Kenya
Notes of Mulled Wine, Clementine and Fairy Lights
Kiambu county is located just outside of Nairobi city. The region has a long history of coffee production and is famous for its large estates, which were originally built by British colonists in the early 20th century. After decolonisation the estates were sold to local Kenyans who have been managing them since.
While estates such as this used to produce the majority of Kenyan coffee, the increased urban sprawl from Nairobi, as well as the increasing land value in the region has meant that estate coffee production has gradually diminished, while smallholder production elsewhere has increased.
Nevertheless, estates such as Sasini continue a legacy of many generations of coffee production, supported by unparalleled local knowledge and experience.