ABOUT KENYAN COFFEE
 


Kenyan Coffee – The Connoisseurs Cup

Kenyan coffee is wet-processed (washed) and once roasted a good Kenya coffee is bright and intense with sweet flavors full of wine-like acidity, complex notes of fruit, and powerful character. This creates well-balanced layers of bright acidity and citrus notes along with spice or chocolate flavors. 

The coffee beans are wet processing with a slow tank fermentation that cleans them from mucilage before running them through the washing channels and onto racks for sun-drying with regular rotation.

Coffee Varieties

Coffee Plants come in two main varieties:- Arabica and Robusta. Kenya grows mainly Arabica beans.
 

Coffee Research Foundation (now Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, KALRO) currently produces the cultivars (varieties) of Arabica below with SL 28 and 34 considered the best.
 

  • SL 34 - Exceptional cup quality but highly susceptible to coffee berry disease. Grows well at higher elevations with ample rainfall

  • SL 28 - The most well-regarded varietal of African coffee. Drought tolerant and very good cup quality, but susceptible to coffee berry disease as well as coffee leaf rust. 

  • Batian -  A tall variety that combines high yields, tolerance to coffee leaf rust, resistance to coffee berry disease, and good cup quality.

  • Ruiru 11 - High yielding variety that grows well at all elevations and is resistant to coffee berry disease as well as coffee leaf rust.


Coffee Grades
 

Kenyan coffee beans are graded which is a measure of the size, weight and shape of the bean producing the grades below. The ranking below is based on size with the larger coffee beans containing more essential oils that enhance the taste and aroma hence are higher in quality.

  • Kenya AA (Kenya's highest grade of coffee - screen 17/18)   

  • Kenya AB (screen 15/16)

  • Kenya C (screen 14)

  • Kenya PB (Peaberry - screen 8-13) 

  • Kenya E (Elephant Bean)

  • Kenya TT

  • Kenya T, and 

  • Kenya MH/ML. 

 

We only stock specialty coffee (Kenya AA and AB) but can supply other grades i.e. C, PB, E, TT, MH and ML on demand. 
 

Contact us at coffee@tasteofkenya.org for these inquiries.

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OUR PRODUCT RANGE
 

UNROASTED COFFEE
 

Our unroasted (green coffee) is available to our wholesale customers and for
home roasting.

We supply this coffee in 60 kilos sacks, 1 kilo jute bags and 250 grams jute bags.

 

Roasted COFFEE
 

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We meticulously roast our coffee 
to extract the inherent aroma, sweetness and body found in Kenyan coffee.

We supply our coffee in 100 grams, 250 grams and I kilo  packaging.

COFFEE SACHETS
 

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We offer individually wrapped coffee sachets containing freshly roasted ground coffee in filter paper (similar to tea bags). 
 

We supply coffee sachets 

individually or in a box of 50 sachets .