Since the trees were stressed and had to struggle in the drought after flowering sweetness, complexity and unique flavors is up a lot! Which rocks.
The Central main crop harvest is over but the fly crop centrals just started harvesting while we were in Kenya. They will continue harvesting till August or so.
The Eastern Main Crop also started in June and continues till August. So the regions of Meru and Machakos are about to enter their main crop harvest period. Luckily the weather patterns so far have been nearly perfect in the easter regions and Meru in particular. The harvest looks like it might be 5-10% higher AND the early harvest flavors are incredible as the long dry spell was perfectly timed to develop deep sweetness and complex malic and phosphoric acidity.
We will be working with several import partners to bring in a large amount of coffees from our direct partnership with Meru coffee factories as well as several of our own direct imports. Stay tuned.