Our enthusiastic coffee taster Emmett went to Kenya this year and picked out the best Kenyan coffees of the year before they hit US soil. He sampled the coffees with La Minita's and Walker Coffees team - both having a large presence there.
This is from the Kaharo Farmers' Co-op in Nyeri, and they are the SL-28 and SL-34 varietal beans and sorted out the large AA beans for this lot, resulting in a 88+ scoring coffee.
We're roasting it maybe 30-40 seconds past the end of the 1st cracks. It has a nice acidity, tingles and mesmerizes you with red wine, blackberry, a lot of sweetness. I like it best as it cools slightly, and both the aroma and aftertaste are sure to make you smile. If it seems a little savory or you taste a lot of tomato, you got it a degree too dark, and if it seems a little tart, you got it a degree too light, but even if you don't nail the sweet spot, it is good classic Kenya coffee that you won't mind drinking.
US Arrival August 2018
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