100% Arabica beans, sourced from the Rift Valley. Our Kenya AA is called Emayanata, which means “blessing”. AA coffee beans are the largest grown in Kenya. Kenyan coffees are considered among the best in world according to coffee experts. Kenyan coffee has the reputation for absolute excellence because its coffees are grown close to where coffee originated. These gourmet coffee beans are grown on volcanic soils and are wet-processed; the beans are harvested, immediately removed from the cherries, and washed to remove the excess pulp. This process causes the coffee to have a full body of flavor with a heavy acidity. It also displays a gentle floral aroma as well as berry and citrus notes. The acidic soil provides optimum growing conditions for Arabica, and the high elevations of areas like Mt. Kenya, Kericho, Kisii, Nakuru and other upper elevation plateau regions produce the best beans. The highest grade of Kenyan coffee is AA, referring to the size of the bean. The larger beans have more essential oils that enhance the taste and aroma of the coffee. Grading of the coffee takes place after milling, when defective beans are removed. The Coffee Board of Kenya then classifies the coffee; the lowest quality receives a one, and the best are classified at ten. Of all the premium gourmet coffees in the world, Kenya is consistently listed at the top. Kenya AA is considered one of the world’s finest.
Flavor Notes: Tangy body with a wine-like acidity and citrus flavor