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Price: $19.25

Kenya - Select Plus

Auction Lot, Shade Grown, Washed, Sun Dried

Nice Acidity, Medium Body, Currant, Black Tea, Blackberry

This delicious coffee was cooperatively produced by small farmers growing in the central Kenyan farmlands surrounding Mt. Kenya.
At the local mill, a stringent double fermentation method is was applied to accentuate the coffee's complexity.

After drying on sun dried on raised beds, this lot was transported to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange where it is graded, cupped for quality and ultimately sold at auction

This is an expertly processed, top-notch Kenyan offering not to be missed!

General Flavor Observations
Kenya - Select Plus

This is not a typical heavy bodied and fruit forward Kenya, but rather a more subtle and complex offering that focuses on quality, rather than impact.

You will find a mouth-feel that is round and very smooth, with a body that tends to deepen on the finish.
Dark currant tones are noticeable on the forefront, and tend towards blackberry at the peak.
The cup is well-balanced by the crisp acidity and lingering, dry finish.

This coffee is a real treat and I hope you enjoy it as much I do!

Roast Level Profile Notes
Kenya - Select Plus

I recommend our Full City or Full City (+) Roasts for this coffee.
However, this coffee will work well across all of our Roast Levels, depending on the profile you are looking for.
We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how the various roast levels will change the flavor profile:

City Roast (light roast)

City roast will provide a lighter body, a bright, snappy, and a red wine-like finish.
The mouth-feel will be dryand a bit herbaceous, with notes of raspberry on the forefront and currant on the finish
This is a great choice for those who prefer a lighter roast.

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

Full City roast offers the best balance of flavors and complexity.
The body is medium and nicely rounded, tea-like mouth-feel. The fruit tones are reminiscent of ripe fruit (currants).
The acidity is more noticeable on the finish with a nice crispness that highlights with blackberry.

Full City (+) Roast

Full City (+) roast is where you pick up more prominent notes of dark chocolate and juiciness.
The mouth-feel is velvety, and the body deepens. The fruit tones become juicier and more plum-like, and the acidity softens slightly, with a sweet, blackberry finish.

Vienna Roast

Vienna roast will create a syrupy and silky body with notes of dark chocolate throughout.
The black currant fruit tones prevail, the acidity is tempered, and the finish pointed.
This would go nicely with dessert.

French Roast

Not recommended.

Additional Information
Kenya - Select Plus

Nairobi Coffee Exchange auctions operate on a quality-based payment system.
At the exchanges, small farmers have a have access to a wide range of buyers who have the will and capital to outbid one another in the perennial quest for a perfect cup.

The double fermentation method requires pulped coffee cherries to be twice soaked for 12 to 24 hours in fermentation tanks with additional rinsing in between.
When finished, the beans are separated by density, then undergo one final soak to promote healthy amino and fatty acid structures.
The beans are then sun-dried on raised beds for 1 to 2 weeks until their moisture is reduced to 11% to 12%.

Today's African Specialty Industry is built upon the extensive work of Scott Laboratories who developed the well-known SL28 and SL34 varietals that are widely used throughout Kenya and many other East African coffee producing nations.
  • Country: Kenya
  • Region: Mt. Kenya, Central Kenya
  • Traceable: Small Farm Lots
  • Elevation: 4,600 - 6,500 ft.
  • Process: Washed
  • Drying: Sun Dried on raised beds
  • Grade: AB
  • Arabica Variety: Mix of Varietals including SL28 and SL34

5 Stars
Great African coffee
One of the best African coffees bar none.
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Reviewed by:  from New Jersey.

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