Originally offered as our December Coffee Club offering, we decided to roast a bit more, allowing all our customers to access this remarkable find. There's a very limited quantity, so don't miss out!
Origin: Nairobi, Kenya
Roast Level: Medium
Notes: Red wine, turbinado cane sugar, cranberry, lime
Description: "We look forward to sourcing Kenyan coffees due to how clean and complex they are. I don't think there's ever been a disappointing Kenya on the cupping table. This Kenya AA stays true to that assessment. We roasted this a bit longer than normal in an attempt to tame the classic high acidity that so many Kenyan coffees carry. As a result, you will find a remarkably sweet and modestly heavy body in the cup. We came across notes of red wine, turbinado cane sugar, a traditional brownie, and a subtle note of cranberry. The acidity is very mild, lime-like, and mostly noticeable in the finish, and it pairs pleasantly with the sticky sugary sweetness that lingers on the lips. If allowed some time to cool, we found the cup transforms to a nearly tea-like cup that is silky smooth with a surprising black tea finish. Honestly, this is a stellar Kenya and I couldn't have hoped for a better result..." - Roaster Tony
Background: Kenya AA is sourced from the Kenyan open auction system, which is part of the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. The quality of coffee and transparency in access has allowed for strong prices relative to other origins. Most coffee is grown in the hills surrounding Mount Kenya, where the rich soil helps produce high quality coffee. Farmer plots are exceptionally small and are generally classified by number of trees in production rather than the physical area of the farm. This allows farmers to exercise significant control over the coffee picked and delivered to the local wet mill. These mills have an abundance of water, which allows for the high-end washing methods that showcase the hallmark Kenyan profile.