Kenya French Mission Espresso Roast


Altitude: 1525 masl
Variety: French Mission
Process: Washed (Oct-Dec)
Tasting Notes: Citrusy and sweet with black currant berries, mandarin flavours and a long finish


Espresso Roast – This roast profile is suited for espresso-based drinks, this profile gives more bold characters associated with espresso drinks. It can be used for filter methods, but expect less acidity in the cup.


All single origins will be roasted on Wednesday and shipped on Thursday, cut off dates for same week orders is Wednesday 1 pm.


Due to the nature of coffee and how it reacts to the air after being ground, we recommend purchasing this coffee as whole bean. However, should you not have access to a grinder, we can grind it for you here.



Boyce Harries is the current caretaker of the estates Chania and Oreti in Central Province; the farms have been in the Harries family for generations. Boyce oversees harvest, processing, and between-season upkeep. Though climate change is shifting the seasons some, main crop is usually October–December. More than 76cm of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22–28°C, come together to provide the perfect conditions for Boyce’s coffee to express its potential. The permanent staff of 40 is multigenerational, many having worked and lived alongside up to three generations of the Harries family. The homes Boyce and his family provide for workers have clean water and electricity (which is unfortunately not always a standard for farm laborers in Kenya), as well as numerous extra facilities such as a social hall, nursery school, and a homework room.  The Harries family is active in the local community, donating more than 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and cofounding the Wabeni Technical Institute.  The institute seeks to teach underprivileged children practical skills which can help them
make a living (e.g. dressmaking, motor mechanics, carpentry).



Additional information


Whole Bean, Ground for Espresso