Kenyan coffees are the lions of the coffee world: big and bold, striking in their powerful flavors, and unmistakable in profile. They’re also becoming rarer: Kenya’s coffee production has dropped significantly within the past year, owing to a combination of drought and low coffee prices. Top-grade Kenyans are getting harder to find, especially if you’re looking for a bolder, toastier flavor profile. Luckily for you, we are always up for a challenge. The only problem: small lots go fast, and our handpicked Kenya Gicherori AA is almost gone!
To find this roast, we joined Novus Importers and Fundamental Coffee Company, and tasted our way through a marathon of Kenyan coffees. In the end, one in particular made us stand back and take note: Kenya Gicherori AA. This photo from the cupping table managed to capture the exact moment of coffee bliss! One picture = a thousand slurps.
Gicherori is round, creamy, edgy with scotch-like caramel or the toasted top of creme brulee. Hint of jammy, bitter-orange marmalade betrays its African origins. As the cup cools, you’ll taste more of that underground sweetness, a smoky sparkle, a touch of grill-charred tomato. The iconic Kenyan coffee profile is complex, savory, heady and wine-like, fruit-syrupy. Brought to this rare full city roast, all those sugars caramelize and fruity notes turn into big caramel and toffee flavors.
This Kenya Gicherori is AA-grade, a top rating given to the largest-sized beans, and the rich, distinct flavors come from Kenya’s unique SL-28 and SL-34 varietals. Their punchy, dazzling flavors have defined the Kenyan cup for decades, making Kenya one of the world’s most recognizable, and beloved, coffee origins.
Fundamental's Kenya Gicherori AA is our handpicked homage to the bold side of Kenyan coffee. It’s been so popular, we’re on our very last batch! Reserve one of our final bags today: don’t miss your chance to enjoy a rare, luxurious cup of our creme-brulee Kenyan coffee.