If Kenyan coffees are the extroverts of the coffee world, Broadcast Coffee’s amazing Kenya Gatuya AB is the gentle giant. This cup is striking for its approachable, balanced complexity, unlike the tart, sharp acidity of some Kenyan coffees, this one is smooth, mild, pleasantly juicy. The first sips are silky, rich like milky black tea, a touch of vanilla, a toasty flavor like butter pecan. The fruit notes emerge slowly, kiwi, melon, pink grapefruit, sweet and mellow. In the finish, floral notes unfurl, hoppy and malt-like, fresh like lemongrass, drifting through an airy finish. It’s one smooth ride, from beginning to end: a beautifully balanced light roast that marries Ethiopian-like delicacy with Kenya’s classic richness.
Kenyan coffees were one of the first recognizable single origins in the American lens of specialty coffee-- likely because of their colonial connections to the UK-- and have always carried a sophisticated, luxurious appeal. The profile is famously big and bold, with a syrup-like body and an almost effervescent fruitiness. This coffee, Gatuya AB, comes from Muranga county in central Kenya, where the volcanic soils and the diverse ecosystem make it one of the top growing regions of the country.
Specialty coffee is often a story of great relationships: this one is no exception. Broadcast sources their African coffees in partnership with a local Oregon-based importer who grew up in Nairobi-- who could pick a better African cup? Sweet as kiwi and rich as buttered pecans, we love this coffee for its easygoing, juicy profile. Reserve your bag of Broadcast’s Kenya Gatuya AB today, and enjoy a pleasant, creamy sip of everyday coffee luxury.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Love love love it!! Can actually taste the fruitiness! So light and pleasant.|