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Kenya AA – Uteuzi Jimbo – Nyeri – Green

In Stock: 117 Lbs
Kenya
Nyeri
Various smallholder farmers
SL-28, SL-34, Batain, Ruiru 11
1750 masl
Washed
Sugary, sweet and tart with a heavy mouthfeel; molasses, caramel, apple and grapefruit flavors.
87
Medium/Dark (Full City)

Taste: When describing the taste of Kenya AA two words consistently enter the conversation: Power, and Wine.  Kenya AA coffee cups BIG, with a burgundy-like finish, juicy mouthfeel, and bright citrus acidity.  A savory experience, this provocative coffee is excellent for those who like their coffee dark, strong, and complex.

Roast: Kenya AA is a hard bean that takes all roasts well, but we think is best on darker end of the spectrum.  Medium Dark (Full City) is nice just into 2nd crack.  But don’t be hesitant to take this beauty to Dark (French Roast).

About: Kenyan coffees, for a lot of roasters, are showcase coffees, those that stand out above all others for brash acidity, ripe fruit, and rich sugars. We can all remember that first experience with a Kenyan coffee, how it floored us with gripping acid. For a long time, however, we’ve tended to paint all of Kenya with the same brushstroke, without digging in to see what each county could have to offer us as for diversity of flavor or profile.

The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique profiles we have found that are inherent to various microclimates in many of the countries from which we source green coffee. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan.

For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm- or producer-specific.

Uteuzi Jimbo, Swahili for “county select,” we aim to do just this. Collaborating with our export partner Dormans, we’ve selected four areas to begin an exposé of what each region can offer if we take the time to look: Nyeri, Embu, Mr. Elgon, and Kirinyaga.

Mr. Elgon – Coffees from this region tend to express almost more Ethiopia-like characteristics, with heavy grapefruit, floral, and a delicate tea-like quality.

In our opinion, Kenya has one of the most interesting and complicated histories with coffee: Despite sharing a border with the “birthplace of coffee,” Ethiopia, Kenya was one of the latest places planted in coffee, nearly 300 years after the plant was first cultivated for sale. In fact, the varieties that were brought to Kenya had circumnavigated the globe before they found their way back to the African continent, mutating in various climates to create a profile that, once adapted to the rich soil around Mt. Kenya, resulted in the singular profiles that this country has to offer.

In the 2000’s, approximately 85% of the coffee farms in Kenya are owned by natives to the country, though European influence is still evident in larger estates. Today, the majority of Kenyan farmers tend small plots, growing as few as 150 coffee trees trees: They bring cherry to centrally located mills, where their coffees are weighed, sorted, and combined to create lots large enough to process and export. There are also privately owned estates, though fewer than during colonial days: The average estate grows around 10,000 coffee trees.

Aside from the varieties grown in the country, and the altitudes that range from 1,400 to more than 2,000 meters above sea level, the special processing that most Kenyan coffees undergoes is part of what contributes to its particular flavor profile.

Here’s a general breakdown of how processing happens in Kenya (though, truthfully, there is no one “standard” for how a factory or washing station handles its coffee): Farmers will bring their cherry to the factory, where it is weighed and put into the hopper with the rest of that day’s collection. (The farmer is given a receipt for the value of the coffee.) The coffee is depulped using one of two types of equipment: A single-disc depulper, which directs all of the coffee into a single fermentation tank, or a pre-grader/multi-disc depulper, which uses multiple water tanks to pre-sort the coffees by density before and after the depulping, which allows the smaller grades to be depulped again as needed. The single-disc depulping is more common at estates than at the factories.

Factories will ferment every grade of parchment coffee dry in its mucilage for 24–48 hours, then move the coffee through water channels to separate washing tanks, where the softened mucilage is sloughed off. Premium AA lots are sometimes sent to holding takes to be submerged underwater for an additional 24 hours.

The tanks are drained, and the coffee is given a quick “pre-dry,” or “skin dry,” laid out in full sunlight in thin layers on raised beds for about six hours; this is to prevent the parchment from cracking. The beans are then moved to raised beds where they are spread in thicker layers, and allowed to dry for 7–10 days. The coffee is typically dried to 11–12% moisture.


 

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Brazil “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.63 / 1 Lb $8.39 / 5 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $41.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $204.75

Brazil Serra Negra – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.59 / 1 Lb $7.79 / 5 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $38.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.59/lb) $189.75

Brazil Serra Negra – MWP Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Breakfast Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.89 / 5 lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Burundi – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.69 / 1 Lb $7.09 / 5 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $34.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $172.25

Campfire Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 lb $8.79 / 5 lbs ($8.69/lb) $43.45 / 25 lbs ($8.59/lb) $214.75

Colombia Nariño – Fair Trade Organic


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $9.59 / 5 Lbs ($9.49/lb) $47.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.39/lb) $234.75

Colombia – Microlot – Land of Diversity Competiotion – Elpidio Arboleda Tabares – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $13.48 / 1 Lb $29.99 / 5 Lbs ($29.89/lb) $149.45

Colombia Cauca – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $9.49 / 5 Lbs ($9.39/lb) $46.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $232.25

Colombia Excelso – Gran Galope – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Colombia Huila – EA Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Colombia Supremo – Antioquia – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Costa Rica – ACES – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – SL28 – Black Diamond – Honey – Green


1 Lb $27.99 / 5 Lbs ($27.89/lb) $139.45

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Pacamara – Yellow Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs $64.45 / 25 Lbs $319.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Yellow Diamond – Villalobos – Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Costa Rica – Microlot – Aguilera Brothers Micromill – Finca Licho – Gesha – Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $9.49 / 1 Lb $22.99 / 5 Lbs ($22.89/lb) $114.45 / 25 Lbs ($22.79/lb) $569.75

Costa Rica – Organic – Las Lajas Micromill – Honey – Green – Monthly Special – 20% Off


Sample (1/4 lb) (Sale $2.86) Reg. Reg. $3.58 / 1 Lb (Sale $8.23/lb) Reg. $10.29 / 5 Lbs (Sale $40.76) Reg. $50.95 / 25 Lbs (Sale $201.80) Reg. $252.25

Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Costa Rica Cerro San Luis Micromill – La Alquimia – Villa Sarchi – White Honey – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.80 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs $49.45 / 25 Lbs $244.75

Costa Rica El Conquistador – Dota Tarrazu – Blowout Special! (While Supplies Last)


1 Lb (Limit 10 Lbs please) $5.49 / 5 Lbs (Limit 10 Lbs please) $27.45

Costa Rica La Magnolia – SWP Decaf – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Costa Rica Las Lajas Micromill- Finca Sabana Redonda – Perla Negra – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.29 / 1 Lb $13.99 / 5 Lbs ($13.89/lb) $69.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.79/lb) $344.75

Decaf Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


3 Lbs (Reg. $26.27) $24.96

Ecuador – Maputo – Hakuna Matata – Caturra – Carbonic Maceration – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.60 / 1 Lb $14.29 / 5 Lbs ($14.19/lb) $70.95 / 25 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $352.25

El Salvador – Carlos Lemus – Finca La Victoria – Pacamara – Natural – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

El Salvador – Santa Ana


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.09 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Espresso – Dark Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs (7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $197.25

Espresso – Light Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Espresso – Medium Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $194.75

Ethiopian Guji – ACES – Sewda – Anaerobic


Sample (1/4 lb) $10.59 / 1 Lb $24.39 / 5 Lbs ($24.29/lb) $121.45

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Special Prep – Halo Beriti – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.89 / 5 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Guatemala Huehuetenango – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.65 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Guatemala Huehuetenango – Finca Villaure – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Guatemala Quetzal Huehuetenango – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.89 / 5 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Guatemala Quetzaltenango – Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.89 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Harvest Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Hawaiian Kona Prime – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $46.99 / 5 Lbs ($46.89/lb) $234.45

Honduras Marcala – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.19 / 1 Lb $7.59 / 5 lbs ($7.49/lb) $37.45 / 25 lbs ($7.39/lb) $184.75

International Exotic Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $44.15) $41.94

Jamaica Blue Mountain – Fair Trade – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $46.99 / 5 Lbs ($46.89/lb) $234.45

Java – Frinsa Estate – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.62 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Kenya AA – Uteuzi Jimbo – Nyeri – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.49 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Kenya Peaberry Plus – Mt. Elgon – Kikai – FCS – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.25 / 1 Lb $9.39 / 5 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $46.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $229.75

Kona Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $13.29 / 5 Lbs ($13.19/lb) $65.95 / 25 Lbs ($13.09/lb) $327.25

La Minita Tarrazu de Costa Rica – RFA – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.29 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Mexican Chiapas – Jade – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Mexican Chiapas – Triunfo Verde – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Mexico – ACES – Marco Cadena – Finca La Estancia – Guerrero – Anaerobic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $6.39 / 1 Lb $16.29 / 5 Lbs ($16.19/lb) $80.95

Mocha Java Blend – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.50 / 1 Lb $14.19 / 5 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $70.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.99/lb) $349.75

Nicaragua Segovia – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.49 / 5 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $36.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $182.25

Organic Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $39.55) $37.57

Panama Boquete SHB Floreal – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Papua New Guinea – Kaumbaro – Goroka – PSC A/X – Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Peru Norte – Lima Coffee – Fair Trade Organic


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $9.39 / 5 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $46.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $229.75

Rwanda – Lake Kivu – RFA – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Sulawesi – Double Picked Kalossi – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Sumatra – MWP DECAF – Koperasi Buana Mandiri – Fair Trade Organic – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Sumatra Mandheling – Koperasi Gayo Nusantara – Triple Picked – Fair Trade Organic


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $9.89 / 5 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $48.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.69/lb) $242.25

Tanzania Peaberry – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.74 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Thailand – Phu Tub Berk – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.24 / 1 Lb $6.49 / 5 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $31.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.29/lb) $157.25

Uganda Gorilla Summit Coffee – Bwindi – SL28 – Natural – Microlot – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Women Owned Bundle – Green – 5% off regular price


3 lbs (Reg. $26.87) $25.53

Yemen Haraaz Peaberry – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $9.99 / 1 Lb $19.99 / 5 lbs ($19.89/lb) $99.45

Yemen Haraaz Red – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $18.48 / 1 Lb $39.99 / 5 lbs ($39.89/lb) $199.45

Yemen Mocha Haraaz AA+ – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $7.99 / 1 Lb $18.99 / 5 lbs ($18.89/lb) $94.45 / 25 lbs ($18.79/lb) $471.75

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