On graduation day, after throwing your mortarboard into the air, you may have thought of the importance of letter grades as a thing of the past, but our Kenya AA beans prove otherwise. The AA designation is the highest grade on the scale and is based on the size, shape, and density of the beans, and after one cup, you’ll know why even an A+ wasn’t lofty enough for this coffee. Maturing in Kenya’s rich volcanic soil, these beans have a sharp, winey flavor with a distinct fruitiness that’s sure to excite the taste buds of even the most jaded coffee aficionado. The beans are roasted a bit darker than other Light coffees we offer (but not dark enough to be oily) to bring out the subtle flavor notes the normal Light roast will not. Try it, and find out why these beans are at the top of the class.
- “Received my second shipment of Kenyan coffee with a light-medium roast. It was OK, but definitely not as good as the first shipment. It also lacked the wonderful aroma of the first shipment. This shipment also included my first Tanzanian Peaberry from this wholesaler which was definitely below average. This has been my experience with coffee wholesalers. Not unusual to get good coffee on the first shipment and then downhill after that. Like all coffee reviews, this one is specific to the batch I received. ”
- “My 3/30/19 review of the Kenyan AA Coffee noted how hard it is to get a good cup of coffee and a good bottle of Pinot Noir red wine. The distributors exist to sell all the junk that is produced, not provide quality products to consumers. As noted, once you taste the real thing, the hunt is on. There is simply no substitute for a great Pinot Noir or a great East African coffee, assuming it is fresh and properly roasted. The same is true with the smell. Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo region, particularly the Pinar del Rio area, produces tobacco like no other place. The trade won’t admit it because again, they need to sell all the junk produced by the global industry. Like a good coffee, you don’t even need to smoke them to tell if they are the real thing, all you need to do is smell them. The same is true with Kenyan coffee. If it doesn’t smell good, it won’t ever taste good. In addition to being delicious, the smell of the Coffee Bear Direct Kenyan I recently purchased is divine. Absolutely divine. Strange, but Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo’s soil is a rich red just like East African Coffee areas. Would be nice to see Coffee Bean Direct offer us coffee freaks a quality Malawi from East Africa. Please!!!”
- “I have been an East African coffee consuming fanatic for many decades, including Kenyan, Tanzanian & Malawi. The journey has not been inexpensive or particularly satisfying. Like a good Pinot Noir - one out of one hundred are worth drinking - when you find a good East African coffee, you are hooked. Finding a supplier that provides high quality, fresh roasted, properly roasted as advertised and is CONSISTENT is almost impossible. The consumer reviews are also of little help because negative reviews, including my own, are rarely posted. Even when you find a good supplier, none have been consistent. My first shipment of Kenyan from Coffee Bean Direct arrived last week and it was outstanding. Will post again in the future on their consistency. Fresh roasted and fresh brewed Kenyan with a small amount of rough/raw Turbinado and a tangerine rind is some experience. I look forward to it all day. Having a cup now. Wow!”