Origin: Muhugu Estate, Nairobi, Kenya
Altitude: 5,300 feet
Varieties: Batian, SL28, SL34 & Ruiru 11
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun Dried on Raised Beds
Roast: Light – Medium
Notes: Berry, Honey, Citrus
Kenya AA is sourced from the Kenyan open auction system, which is part of the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. Most coffee is grown in the hills surrounding Mount Kenya, where the rich soil helps produce high quality coffee. Farmer plots are exceptionally small and are generally classified by the number of trees in production rather than the physical area of the farm. This allows farmers to exercise significant control over the coffee picked and delivered to the local wet mill. These mills have an abundance of water, which allows for the high-end washing methods that showcase the hallmark Kenyan profile.
Kenyan coffees are regarded as some of the best coffees you can get, and are used consistently in roasting and barista competitions. Though the varietal designations of SL## may look a bit confusing, this is only a designation given by a company called Scott Laboratories. There are many identified varietal with such a designation, but not so many have had the success and flavor profile of the SL28, and SL34 varieties.