12 oz. Forge Roasted Coffee Beans: Africa
Tasting Notes: black tea, caramel, grapefruit and peach
Why we like it: This is a rich yet mellow tasting African coffee bean. Unlike many African coffees, the notes of fruit are very subtle in this roast. They give this coffee a slightly sweet note that really brings out the boldness of the coffee flavor itself. This is the type of coffee you can happily sip hot all day or even pour over some ice for a refreshing treat. At the Roastery, we use this for our cold brew.
About the Farm:
Kenya AA is sourced from the Kenyan open auction system, which is part of the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. The quality of coffee and transparency in access has allowed for strong prices relative to other origins. Most coffee is grown in the hills surrounding Mount Kenya, where the rich soil helps produce high quality coffee. Farmer plots are exceptionally small and are generally classified by number of trees in production rather than the physical area of the farm. This allows farmers to exercise significant control over the coffee picked and delivered to the local wet mill. These mills have an abundance of water, which allows for the high-end washing methods that showcase the hallmark Kenyan profile.