- If you've ever visited our web site or roastery before, you'll know we adore the complexity of floral African coffees. We're back with another fabulous Kenya and we've a got a garland of flavour with this beautiful Kimlogit AA. It's a sweetly rounded coffee with a big citrus finish. If you like well-defined coffee that is exceptionally fruity, then is most likely just your cup of tea ... er...coffee.
Rin recommends: a pour-over brew method to highlight the subtleties of this incredible single origin. Perfect for Aeropress / Chemex / Softbrew.
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KENYA AA - Kimlogit
ALTITUDE – 1500 masl
LOCATION – EMbu
PREPARATION – Washed
VARIETY – Burbon
OWNER - Co-operative
HARVEST – October - November
This Kenya coffee lies 1550M above sea level on the expansive slopes of Mt. Kenya region which has deep rich red volcanic soils ideal for coffee production. Temperature ranges from 12-25 degrees celcius. High bimodal rainfall of about 1500 mm per annum is characteristic, the main crop season is from October to December and from March to July the other crop season.
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp – known as the wet processing method. Wastewater is discarded in soaking pits, and is also recirculated for conservation. The factory uses a disc pulper with three sets of discs to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight to break down the sugars, before it is cleaned, soaked and spread out on the raised drying tables. Time on the drying tables depends on climate, ambient temperature and volumes under processing, and can take from 7 to 15 days in total.
Lime, peach, bright.
SCAA CUP SCORE: 88
SPECIFICATIONS FOR KENYA AA COFFEE
While it may be widely known as a type of Kenya coffee, Kenya AA is actually a classification of coffee grown in Kenya. All Kenyan coffee is graded after it is milled. Grades are assigned based on the screen size of the bean.
Kenya AA coffee beans consist of only the best grade A beans. The A grade is sorted using a 6.8 mm screen while the B grade is sorted using a 6.2 mm screen.