The Kenya Karuthi AA was carefully roasted for you by Coava Coffee Roasters. This fully washed coffee was grown by the Othaya Farmers Cooperative in the Nyeri region of Kenya at 1,845 meters above sea level. The cup is complex, multi-layered, spice-toned with notes of rhubarb, caramelized sugar, molasses, caramel, currant, blackberry, coconut and ginger blossom.
First experience with Coava coffee I may have expected a little too much. This is a really decent coffee, didn't knock my socks off but very enjoyable. The packaging is different. Paper bag looking on the outside but with a thin plastic coating on the inside. No zip lock seal, no one way valve. I was concerned at first about keeping it fresh this way but had no issues. What's incredible is it seems to have cut down on the static in the grinder near one hundred percent. Doesn't stick to the walls at all!
Marionberry jam, spices on the back end, lots of layers - cardamom, ginger, clove.
Slightly strong raisin flavor but overwell a good cup!
Kenya AA never let me down. strong and high quality acidity with the clear aroma of black currant. Love it!
Quintessential Kenyan (yes, that sounds absurd and snobby but true nonetheless); excellent, excellent coffee. Notes of melon, dark berry/chocolate.