Kenyan AA Coffee Beans
"A Highly Prized African Coffee". One of the finest available on world markets – certainly one of the more popular also – and without question an excellent cup of coffee.
This Kenyan AA coffee, grown in the rich fertile soils surrounding Mount Kenya, is noted for its superb balance, bright acidity, and body – along with a fuller and more fragrant flavour.
We roast ours to a rich chocolate brown so you can fully appreciate all the flavourful characteristics of this fine gourmet coffee.
Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both in the cup, and the way they run their trade, everything is first-rate. They are specific auction lots sold to the highest bidder. Heated competition drives the prices sky high.
Their research and development are unparalleled. Their quality control is meticulous. Many thousands of small farmers are highly educated in their agricultural practice --and rewarded -- for top-level coffee.
Small farmers produce about 70% of Kenya's coffee. In 2012 there were about 150,000 coffee and farmers in Kenya. Other estimates are that six million Kenyans were employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry.
The major coffee-growing regions in Kenya are the high plateaus around Mt Kenya. The high plateaus of Mount Kenya plus the acidic soil provide excellent conditions for growing coffee plants.
Kenya sets the rates system for their coffee using the government regulated Public auction system.
This means farmers receive the rate they anticipate - if the customers do not want to pay the price, they hold their coffee until the buyers meet the market cost.
For the best Kenyan Coffee Beans - it is a simple situation of demand going far beyond supply.
Coffee from Kenya is of the 'mild arabica' type, is well known for its intense flavour, full-body, and pleasant aroma with notes of cocoa. High-grade coffee from Kenya is one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.
Acidity: Medium to high
Body: Full, bold, intense
Aroma: Mixed berries, spice, cocoa
Flavour: Candied lemon & silky chocolate, blackcurrant with pointed stone fruit & blackberry..