Kenya Makwa AA


Starting at $7.75 / lb
As low as $6.25 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Our Kenya AA Select + is cooperatively produced by a number of small farm holders in Kiambu County surrounding Mt. Kenya. The individual lots are consolidated at the local mill where they undergo a stringent double fermentation method, sometimes referred to as the "Kenyan Process," that accentuates its complexity. The parchment is sun dried on raised beds and transported to the Nairobi Coffee Exchange where it is graded for bean size, cupped for quality, and ultimately sold at auction. This lot is the highest grade of Kenyan coffee (17/18 screen or AA).

Cupping notes: Very sweet, winey, black cherry, tropical fruits, toffee, black currant, slight hops

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryKenya
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,400-2,000
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:-
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:light bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:light bean
  • RegionKiambu County Mt. Kenya, Central Kenya
  • VarietyMultiple
  • DryingSun dried

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by on February 8, 2019

The coffee was excellent. Great as a medium dark but excelled as a medium roast. One of my favorites. The only real knock is that I wish the labeling told more about the, town, etc. This just gave a very generic label of Kenya AA. But otherwise, would buy again. Excellent coffee.

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by on March 1, 2019

Great Kenia AA we have used this coffe for years for the robust flavor and I personally love it mixed with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe for aroma both until second crack

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by on January 31, 2019

I tried both Cinnamon roast (until the beginning of the 1st crack) and City roast (until the end of the 1st crack) with this coffee bean. The City roast came out unremarkable, but the lightly roasted version was very distinctive, with a fairly strong blueberry taste. If you are OK with a lightly roasted coffee, this is a good choice.

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by on October 28, 2018

I was pleased to be able to order my Kenya AA bean from your company. Although I thought they were already roasted, I couldn't send them back as they are often difficult to find. I purchased a home roaster and voila, they were easy to roast and I brewed a pot this morning! Delicious!!

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by on December 6, 2019

This bean in really good for dark roast.

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by on August 13, 2019

I love this coffee. It needs a little extra time to roast, but that only brings out the richness in the beans. It’s best at a medium roast, otherwise it can easily turn into a fairly bold brew. It’s never bitter and always good. You can’t go wrong with this one. It’s the perfect coffee for first time home roasters.

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by on May 12, 2019

This coffee is always smooth and never bitter. No matter how you roast it, you know it’s going to be good. It’s my all time favorite.

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by on March 24, 2019

A favorite of my son-inlaw’s. We love ir too, but should always have it on hand for him!

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by on December 12, 2018

Great flavor. Added a nice kick to our blend.

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by on November 2, 2018

Kenya AA is an excellent coffee. It makes a smooth tasty cup of coffee. I definitely recommend it

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by on May 26, 2018

First pot this morning. It is as I expected, Very good.

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