Kenya Batian

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Postby cmas » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:01 pm

From an emailed article

"The variety known as Batian is high yielding and is expected to boost coffee production in the country.

Coffee Research Foundation (CRF) Managing Director Dr. Joseph Kimemia said the new variety, named after a peak on Mount Kenya was resistant to coffee berry disease and leaf rust. It is also fast maturing with farmers expected to harvest within two years after planting.

Dr. Kimemia said the variety nicknamed 'peak of excellence' also produced high quality coffee and was expected to help Kenya regain its lost glory in the international coffee market. He predicted that Batian which will be released to farmers later in the year, was likely to outshine Ruiru 11 which was widely grown in the country."

Has anyone cupped this before? I wonder if this is just a quantity over quality argument or if this is the real deal?

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