LIMITED EDITION COLLABORATION WITH CAFFEINE CRAWL
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Notes: Fruity, Vanilla, Blueberry
Region: Gatundu North, Kiambu County, Kenya
Altitude: 1,500 - 2,000 masl
Process: Double-washed, sun-dried on raised beds
Species: 100% Arabica
From the Roaster: The vibrancy and bright acidity of the Kenyan bean is distinct and unparalleled. If Charlie Parker roasted coffee, we believe the flavors from the beans he roasted would sing and chirp in a manner as wildly energetic and virtuosic as his playing style. The feverish intensity in which he played the saxophone can be heard and felt through this lively coffee with its intense blueberry and vanilla notes. We are excited and honored to collaborate on this release with our friends at Caffeine Crawl, who developed the beautiful visual label design and collaborated on the accompanying "Love, Bird" playlist.
From Caffeine Crawl: As a lover of Houston’s coffee scene, Three Keys caught our attention as there were so many overlaps in personality and interest between our two brands. My roots and early influences revolved around spending a lot of childhood in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District of Kansas City, a corridor of American jazz legends. I graduated from the nearby Lincoln Prep where I played alto saxophone - the same school the famous Charlie Parker went to decades before. A school and community rich in music and African-American history helped shape me to become the individual I am today. Music, people, and coffee are really similar in my eyes. Representing that in the visuals on “Love, Bird” was important as three different companies with separate paths came together on the same branch working in harmony to create something special. Each bird reflects a part of us - the state birds of Texas and Missouri, along with Kenya’s national bird. The chances of finding them together is rare, but we made it happen. That’s embracing “Love, Bird.” - Jason Burton
From the Source: This Kenya AB bean was imported by Zabuni Specialty Coffee via the Igegania Multi-Purpose Co-Operative Coffee Society, located 75 km from the capitol of Nairobi and registered in 1967. It now has over 1,000 small-scale farmer members, roughly half of which are women. They farm a total of 200 acres with a combined 200,000 coffee trees and an average annual cherry production of 10 kg/tree – a testament to their commitment to good, sustainable farming methods. The cooperative is divided into 7 zones, each with its own that director that handles coordination and manages production quality. The society also offers extension services through qualified agriculture officers who are continually trained in the latest information to ensure that new learning and technology are passed on to farmers, focusing on sustainable and organic farming methods.