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Perhaps not everyone knows that AA is not a variety of Arabica, but the measure of the largest coffee beans in Kenya (and East Africa), a measure that often corresponds to the best quality.
Finca: Municipality of Nairobi
Growth altitude: 1100-1400 mt a.s.l.
Variety: SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11, Batian ibrido
Processing method: Washed
Everything you want to know
Perhaps not everyone knows that AA is not a variety of Arabica, but the measure of the largest coffee beans in Kenya (and East Africa). This measurement often corresponds to better quality. Note that the most used variety for quality Kenyan coffees is Blue Mountain, the hybrid developed in the Jamaican mountains.
NOTES ON GREEN COFEE
This coffee has an average 18-19 sieve and the defect rating ranges from very low to zero.
If toasted as an espresso (agtron 50-55, Italian) it makes a cream of a nice hazelnut with marked nuances. The aromas are decidedly spicy with notes of cardamom, nutmeg and tobacco. The body is light but not inconsistent, the acidity is decidedly marked and the sweet-bitter ratio is light and balanced.
If toasted by filter and brewing (agtron 65-70, full city) the coffee has herbaceous and flowery notes, with spicy sensations still very present. The acidity becomes really marked.