Kenya

Kenya

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.

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  • Kenya Kirinyaga Karimikui AA

    Karimikui AA is classic Kenya cup, layered notes of sweet citrus in both flavor and acidity. Lemony citrus, orange marmalade, green grape, and syrupy butterscotch sweetness, with a tangy bittersweet finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso. Learn More
    $7.40
    /lb
    (or less)

  • Kenya Gichugu Kamwangi AB

    Milder Kenyan expressions of citrus and sweetness make this a prime candidate for Kenya espresso as well as brewed coffee. Malic to citric fruits, and acidity that winds up somewhere between grapefruit and black tea. City to Full City. Good for espresso. Learn More
    $7.00
    /lb
    (or less)

  • Kenya Kirinyaga Kiangoi AB

    Kiangoi AB has dark grape juice and mulling spice flavors, along with a fresh mango note. A standout brewed coffee, acidity is malic like apple-juice, and refreshing. The finish is sweet, crowning an already elegant Kenya cup. City to City+. Learn More
    $7.10
    /lb
    (or less)

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