Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both in the cup, and the way they run their trade, everything is topnotch. The best Kenya coffees are not sold simply as generic AA or AB. They are specific auction lots sold to the highest bidder, and heated competition drives the prices sky high. Their research and development is unparalleled. Their quality control is meticulous, and many thousands of small farmers are highly educated in their agricultural practice --and rewarded -- for top level coffee.
In general, this is a bright coffee that lights up the palate from front to back. It is not for people who do not like acidity in coffee (acidity being the prized bright notes in the cup due to an interrelated set of chlorogenic acids). A great Kenya is complex, and has interesting fruit (berry, citrus) flavors, sometimes alternating with spice. Some are clean and bright, others have cherished winey flavors.
Kii is a Kenya with a much gentler acidity than most - apparent but not bracing. Theres developed sugar sweetness and mild fruit notes that show up most as the cup cools. One sip and you know its Kenya, however, the less aggressive profile makes it a great option for espresso too. City to Full City. SO Espresso. Learn More
This AA lot of Kiangoi is pristinely sweet, with refined fruit flavors of grape, mango, apple and much more. The cup is 100% Kenya in character, boasting a distinguished profile of complex citrus notes that reverberate on into the finish. This ones so sweet and clean, and makes for an elegant coffee experience. City to Full City.
Kanja offers a nice culmination of developed sugar sweetness and fruit flavors. Caramel, berry, tea, and jams, its a complex Kenya with acidity shifting between citric and tannic. City+ had the most complexity with lingonberry tartness, licorice root, and layered citrus. City to Full City+. SO Espresso. Learn More