Kenya Zahabu AA
Two smashing Kenyan Coffees in a row. After a stronger Peaberry with great mouthfeel and yellow fruit accents we have a AA coffee from the same producer, Cooperative Societies from Nyeri – Kirinyaga.
This AA is bigger in screen size and has a subtle but refreshing acidity guards the winey flavor, while taking the experience for a hike in the forest, where honey, blackcurrant, blood orange are to be discovered. The after taste is endless and clean.
In the processing they get the outer flesh off the cherry and start fermenting for 2 to 4 days in tanks.
Then they wash the coffee and dry in parchment (this is like the beans jacket) for a couple of weeks till it has a 12,5 to 15% humidity.
To finish they remove the parchment in a dry mill, polish them and screen the beans in size or sort and finally bag the coffees for export.
The Nyeri region is situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, and has been inhabited by Europeans
since 1902. The indigenous tribe is part of the country’s largest ethnic group, the Kikuyu, who had been growing coffee for generations before the arrival of the settlers. The region quickly became one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa, with an important role for the production of coffee. The nickname of this coffee is “Zahabu”, meaning “Gold” in Swahili.