Batian is a cultivar of Coffea arabica, which is a species of coffee plant that is widely grown for its high-quality beans. It is a relatively new cultivar, developed by the Kenya Coffee Research Foundation (KCRF) and released to farmers in 2008.

Batian is a composite variety, mixing three different pure line varieties. The varieties involved in the original crosses are: SL28, SL34, Rume Sudan, N39, K7, SL4 and the Timor Hybrid (details here).

It is known for its bright acidity, fruity and floral notes, and a full body. It is considered to be a high-quality cultivar, with a complex flavour profile that is well balanced.

Batian is grown in the high altitude region of Kenya and is considered to be one of the best coffee varieties grown in the country. It is a highly sought-after cultivar by specialty coffee roasters and connoisseurs due to its unique flavour profile and high-quality beans.

Batian is considered as a high-end coffee and is usually sold as a single-origin coffee, it is used to create blends that have a desired flavour profile, and it is also used to make espresso-based drinks.

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