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Recommended Roast Level:

City (Light)

Tasting Notes

Kenyan coffees are known for a high amount of acidity.  This gets a bad rap sometimes, but really it is a mouthfeel that makes the coffee feel almost juicy.  I sample coffees all of the time, this coffee changed the way I grade acidity.  I have a new 10 and it is this coffee.  If you like Kenyan coffees, this one is for you.  As I drink this coffee I notice the juicy grapes and almost like a spiced fruit punch.  There is definitely a sweet chocolate note.  This coffee will make it so you don't miss our Kenyan Peaberry anymore.

Why is it so expensive?  Because we just weren't able to get that much.  This is such a good cup of coffee, we kept it off of our wholesale and unroasted offerings list and reduced the batch size to keep it as a premium offering for people that really want to enjoy it. Remember that Kenyan coffees are unique (My wife doesn't love it), but if you want 100% the best that a country known for complex and amazing coffees has to offer, you've found the right coffee. 


Roast Level: City (Light)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Cranberries, Orange, Spiced Fruit Punch
Body: Juicy, Complex
Classification: Black Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip
Country Region: Kagumo, Kirinyaha County
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Kabumbu
Producer: Joseph Karaba
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34 Grade AA
Altitude: 1650m

Kabumbu Coffee Production:

Kabumbu is a farm in Kirinyaga County run by farmer Joseph Karaba. He inherited the farm from his father and Kabumbu has been in Joseph's family for at least 60 years. Coffee is only one of several other cash crops growing on the farm, including bananas, avocados and macadamia nuts. At 1650 meters, Kabumbu Farm isn't exactly high altitude for Kenya. And the coffee he's chosen to plant are more disease resistant types like Batian rather than straight SL's (though there are some SL-28 and SL-34 mixed in). We weren't really sure what to expect from Kabumbu, but the cups we tasted were some of the best from the region, and we wound up purchasing his AA, AB and Peaberry lots! This particular lot is a mix of AA and AB screen sizes, as on their own, they didn't add up to a whole lot of bags. It's worth noting that I spotted quite a few peaberry beans in the coffee too. From a contract standpoint, perhaps that's not ideal as we paid for AA/AB. But it literally has no negative influence on cup flavor, and if anything, is part of what makes this cup so delicious.