Producer: Kathima Factory, Vava Coffee
Region: Embu, Mount Kenya
Variety: SL28, SL34
Altitude: 1600 - 1900 masl
Cupping score: 87.50
CUPPING NOTES: Rosehip, blackcurrant, red berries, rhubarb, watermelon, candy-like.
Complex, very sweet and juicy with bright acidity.
The AA in Kiungu AA coffee doesn’t refer to a specific type of coffee bean. Instead, it is the top tier of the Kenyan coffee grading system.
The system works like this – beans are graded when they are still green, they are sorted and ranked by size, colour, shape, and density. Eight possible grades are available, and AA beans are the best available and the largest in size. Size is so important to quality and grade because the more giant beans, the more oils that give coffee its flavour. Larger beans also roast slower and produce a better quality brew than smaller beans.
Kenya AA beans are regarded for their light body, bright mouthfeel, and intense floral taste. Along with the floral notes, expect to taste hints of tropical fruit, berries, and wine. While the coffee can have a rich flavour, it is almost always tempered by bright and refreshing acidity. Finally, Kenya AA is known for its piquant and sweet aftertaste.