Kenya Kiunyu AA
Kenya Kiunyu AA
This coffee was grown and processed by the Kiunyu Coffee Company in central Kenya. With rich volcanic soil, ideal high elevation and plenty of rainfall, this area has everything going for it when it comes to growing great coffee.
The varietals that make up this coffee, SL-28 and SL-34, are hybridized French Mission (Bourbon) coffees that were brought to Kenya in the 1930s. Even though Kenya shares a border with the birthplace of coffee (Ethiopia), their coffee market didn't start until almost 300 years after the first coffee plants were cultivated for sale. These coffees are highly sought after because of their slow growth and limited availability, as well as intense and consistent flavor. SL 28 and SL 34 are known to be juicy and dynamic while French Missions tend to be creamy with citrus notes.
This coffee is graded and sold as a ‘Kenya AA'. Coffee grading can be obscure and vary greatly in its meaning from country to country. Coffee in Kenya is graded after it has been milled and grades are assigned based on the size of the bean. In Kenya, larger bean size is considered to be a sign of quality. Grading designation is as follows: ‘AA’ is the largest, followed by ‘A’ and ‘B'.
Like most Kenyan’s, this coffee has a very pleasant and mild winey acidity with a sweet and fruity aroma. The cup has a nice complexity with a creamy body, rich fruitiness and the brightness of subtle tangerine.
REGION: Central Kenya
ALTITUDE: 1400-2000 meters
VARIETAL: SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiru 11
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed