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New Kenyan Coffee

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , on October 10, 2011 by smilinggoat

Kenya – Kirinyaga Peaberry

                  Special Feature

Starting with a sweet chocolate and bergamot, citrus aroma, this coffee features a light and dynamic body. In the cup you will find delicate notes of almond nuttiness, chocolate and lovely note of cherry. A smooth and silky texture and a syrupy fruitiness with hints of pineapple and cherry finish this coffee beautifully.

Cherries are selectively hand-picked and brought to the wet mill the same day of picking, where they undergo additional sorting and fully washed processing before being milled. The coop is made up of 12 wet mills and 16,000 farmers and is situated on the deep red volcanic soils on southern slopes of Mt. Kenya. In a co-op, each member is tending to only 200-500 trees on less than a hectare, as opposed to a huge estate that uses agribusiness growing methods.

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Another New Kenyan Coffee!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , on December 30, 2010 by smilinggoat

Kenya – Mitondo AA

Micro Lot

 

This coffee has a rich, syrupy mouthfeel with lively acidity and a zesty aftertaste. Dynamic and complex, with nectarine, red currant, kiwi, mulling spices, and a subtle wintergreen finish this coffee stands apart.

 

This fully washed, micro lot coffee is obtained through the government-run Nairobi coffee auction. It has an outstanding cup profile. The “AA” in Kenya Mitondo AA refers to bean size at the processing plant. Large (AA) are regarded as more valuable. At the coffee auction, specific lots are sold to the highest bidder, and heated competition drives the prices up. Their research and development is unparalleled. Their quality control is meticulous, and many thousands of small farmers are highly educated in their agricultural practice –and rewarded — for top level coffee

 

 

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast