Kenya Asali (AA1 Peaberry2)

Kenya Asali

Origin: Kenya
Region: Thika, Abedare Ranges
Growing Altitude: 1700masl
Varietal: SL 28 & 34
Processing: Fully Washed
Grade: Specialty

About the Region

Made up of SL28 & 34 varietals, this coffee is found at the foothills of the Aberdare ranges that form the Eastern border of the Great Rift Valley. Under the Asali Cooperative which has membership of over a hundred farmers, it produces more than a thousand bags each year. During harvesting in March, the coffee cherries are handpicked and pulped in a wet mill after which they are fermented for 24 hours and dried on drying tables. All defects are removed by hand at this drying stage.

Taste Profile

This highly complex bean with floral aroma, has notes of blackcurrant and winey taste. The full-bodied syrupy mouthfeel with bright acidity leaves a memorable tannin aftertaste.

1AA Grading

Called the “Double A”, AA is a symbol of quality in the East African coffee powerhouse. It indicates the bean size and are the most highly sought-after Kenyan coffees which are highly favoured by coffee connoisseurs.

2Peaberries

Peaberries are natural anomalies arising from the coffee cherry with just one single round bean whereas the usual fruit has two hemispheric beans (seeds) within. Peaberries taste different, often having brighter acidity and more complex aromatics compared to those of the same harvest.