Ladro Roasting’s new Kenya Gakurari AA isn’t your garden-variety Kenya—but it may remind you of your summer garden favorite: fresh heirloom tomatoes. Notes of honey and papaya fill out the flavors of this silky-smooth light roast, and the cup finishes with a delicate, earthy black tea. The sheer amount of sugary flavor in this cup made it an instant hit on our cupping table, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Kenyan coffees are the extroverts of the coffee world. They are big, bold, and unmistakable, and the best ones are striking in their complexity, acidity, and bright, rich sugars. This Kenya Gakurari 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. In the 1930s, the Kenyan government hired Scott Labs to identify and catalogue the best types of coffees: the varietals that would thrive in the dry Kenyan climate and produce the most flavorful, high-quality cup. In the end, SL-28 and SL-34 emerged as the clear winners. Their punchy, dazzling flavors have defined the Kenyan cup ever since, making Kenya one of the world’s most recognizable, and beloved, coffee origins.
You say tomato, we say delicious! Caffe Ladro’s Kenya Gakurari AA is the perfect cup to celebrate our favorite flavors of late summer. Enjoy this sweet sip of heirloom tomato, tropical fruit, and delicate black tea, freshly roasted from Seattle’s Caffe Ladro and their 25+ years of coffee expertise. Reserve your bag of Kenya Gakurari AA today, and brew up your own summer garden party.