There is good complexity and there is bad complexity. Algebra equations being the bad kind, Sheer is the good kind. At Elemental, we prefer to think of it as transparency through the complexity. Sheer is, indeed, a complex coffee. But the flavors, ohhh … the flavors, are so very discernable.
This season's Sheer is from the Kikai Farmers Cooperative Society in Bungoma, Kenya. Kikai, our first from Bungoma, is made up of four different varietals (K7, SL28, Ruiru 11, and K34) grown by 1,850 small holder farmers, each with an average of .17 hectares of land, growing about two and a half bags of raw coffee each for export. These farms are located on the south side of Mt. Elgon, between 1,700 and 1,850 meters above sea level. Kikai stands out with its big juicy apricot note, a full body, and a sweet and spicy chocolate finish.