Profile: Tangy aroma with hearty body, gusty wine-like acidity and citrus flavor.
Place: Mt. Kenya, Kenya
People: The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of milling, marketing and auctioning coffee, as well as the high percentage of production from small farms. It is estimated that 6 million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry.
Process: A wash processed coffee. All Kenyan coffee is graded after it is milled. Grades are based on the screen size of the bean. Beans with a screen size of 17 or 18 (17/64 or 18/64 of an inch) are assigned the grade AA; these are generally the largest beans. It is important to note that size is only one of the many factors in determining high quality coffee.
Pairing: Blueberries, caramel and butter croissant.