Kenya Embu (August 2020)Regular price $17.00
Located just south of Ethiopia, Kenya is well known for producing excellent cups of coffee. This is largely due to the excellent research and development of coffee, as well as highly educated farmers that the country has. In Kenya, a grading system is used for all of its exported coffee, regardless of whether the lot is traceable or not. This system is based on the bean size and some of you may or may not have come across terms such as AA, AB, PB when looking at a bag of Kenyan coffee.
Fun fact: Though located next to the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia, Kenya only started producing coffee relatively late - towards the end of the 19th century. The main coffee growing regions of Kenya include Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Embu, Kiambu and Nakuru.
Our #dYScover collection this month comes from the Embu region of Kenya, to the south of Mount Kenya. These AB Kenyan beans are more complex tasting in our opinion, despite being smaller than the AA beans from the region.
It has a light-medium body, with notes of berries and prune. It has a medium-high acidity that becomes lighter as the coffee cools down, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
As our #dYScover beans are roasted specially, and separately from the rest of our offerings, we only have limited quantities per month! If you have ever thought or wondered about specialty coffee from Kenya, do make sure you give this a try soon!
There are so many different types of coffee grown in various regions of the world, with each region tasting very distinct from one another.
#dYScover, by Yong Seng Coffee, is our attempt at letting you experience high quality/specialty coffee from the various coffee-producing regions of the world. Read more about specialty coffee here!
Join us on this journey as we bring in coffee from different regions every month, as we explore the world of coffee together.