Single Origin Kenya
Kenya coffee beans are known for their full body, balanced complexity and deep dimension. They typically offer a savory-sweet nuance that experts describe as wine-like acidity . Many beans grown at high elevations in volcanic soils are imbued with high acid content.
Kenya AB Plus features a combination of A (6.8mm screen) and B (6.2mm screen) beans. Kenya coffee beans are first sorted by size in the following classes – E (Elephant) beans are the largest followed by A, B, C, TT, and T. The “Plus” signifies a very high quality coffee. After size sorting, all AA and AB coffees are cupped and taste tested and then further divided into quality classes – Top, Plus, FAQ plus, and FAQ. AB Plus is a classic, premium Kenya blend with a taste highlighting the sweet side of the citrus spectrum.
Altitude : 1500m – 1950m
Process : Fully Washed
Notes : Brown Sugar, Winey, Citrus and Sweet, with Full Acidity and a Medium Body.
Cup Characteristics : A very complex, sophisticated cup profile. Floral aromas with hints of candy and cinnamon. Tart, tannic stone fruit and blackcurrant flavors.
Recommendations : Cold Brew, Aeropress
If you’re interested in truly savouring the subtle nuances of a Kenya brew, many experts recommend a steeping rather than a drip method.
A French Press or an Aeropress are both excellent tools for the job.
It is also suggested that Kenya beans are brewed a little stronger and ground a little finer than is standard. This all serves to better highlight the bright and acidic nature of the beans.