About Kenya AA Mihuti Microlot
New crop, arrived August 2016, vacuum boxed.
Each year we go through an extensive cupping to select some great Kenya examples which we then import directly. Our selections for the season have just arrived, late August.
This coffee comes from the Mihuti factory located near the town of Mukurweini in Nyeri County at an elevation of 1600 meters. The factory belongs to the Rugi Farmer Cooperative Society which was formed in the wake of a split of another cooperative, with a current membership of 4500 total. Their goal is to increase coffee production through training the farmers, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and sustainable farming practices. Through the financing the cooperative receives farmers are given monetary assistance for school and farm improvements. The factory manager is trained annually to be at the forefront of sustainable practices and quality control for their increasing production.
Cup Characteristics: Flavors of pipe tobacco, maple and raisin. Clean and nicely balanced with red apple and winey acidity. Juicy, succulent with a nice finish.
Roasting Notes: Kenya can be roasted successfully to various roast levels due to the bean density and high elevations where grown. Light roasting, midway between 1st and 2nd crack will produce a more acidic, delicate and flavorful cup; taken to 2nd crack the body becomes considerably more emphasized and the acidity plays a lesser role. But Kenya AA can also be roasted beyond 2nd crack to dark roasted, caramelized levels because there is considerable inherit natural sugar, acidity and bean hardness.
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