Kenya AA Crop Plus
Kenya is well renowned for its small-scale producers of coffee with about 70% of its coffee production being produced by them. Some say Kenya coffee is the best there is and the country has a rich legacy of producing incredible coffees. Much of the coffee is exported and purchase by Auction Lots at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange – meaning buyers bid on the coffee at market, a method that has been successful at maintaining higher prices for Kenyan producers and helps aid against the sometimes harsh fluctuations of the coffee futures market and the commodity price of coffee. Typically, the highest priced coffee goes to the best coffees. Coffee continues to be a source of employment, industry and point of pride for Kenya.
This coffee comes from the high plateaus around Mt. Kenya and is grown at a mile high in elevation. It is a blend of green beans from many small producers in the region. Like many other origins, all coffees in Kenya come with a grade, and AA is the highest grade based of the screen size and density of the bean. The “Plus” ensures there are minimal defects within the coffee and this coffee is sure to impress as it is one of the highest cupping coffees we offer. While the price can be somewhat intimidating, this is largely due to the auction lots, the artisanal quality and the uniqueness of Kenya coffees being some of the most sought after in the world.
REGION: Mt. Kenya / Central Region
PROCESS: Double fermentation / Raised Beds
ALTITUDE: 1,400 - 2,000 m.a.s.l.
VARIETIES: Kenyan Bourbon
Q GRADE: 86 Points
CUP: Mild Sweet Acidity / Medium Body
FLAVOR: Balanced cup with notes of apricot, stone fruits, current and citrus.
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