Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry 2007-2008


Bean name Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry 2007-2008
Country Kenya
Region Thika District
Other info peaberry 2007-2008


Back in 2005, I found a coffee that would change my perceptions of Kenya Coffee, and just how fruity a coffee can be. That coffee was Kenya Gethumbwini peaberry. A lot of the time I'm not that impressed with peaberry's, they need a slightly different roast and a little more care, they have too much of reputation, that most of the time they don't live up to. I'm not sure why but they sell themselves so the market looks after them, and for whatever reason they are no always presented at their best.

But the pedigree of the Kenya Gethumbwini AA we offer is without question one of the best coffees to come out Kenya not just this year but for a few yewars. We've been loving that coffee for a few months now, so I was really excited to try this one. Like the Gethumbwini AA last years peaberry crop was disappointing, to the point of we were not happy to stock any Kenyans (there was a drought that really effected quality in the cup). This was a real shame as I love Kenya Coffee as I know a lot of you do, but I refuse to stock anything thats not up to the mark. But this year both coffees are back with a bang.

In the cup expect big bold bright blackcurrants. Think of it as Gethumbwini AA on steroids. Its intense, its incredibly noticeable fruitiness (even to the uninitiated), and the perfect (and I mean perfect) Vacuum pot coffee. Lots of fruity acidity paired with lots of creamy smoothness that so silky in the after taste. I've long not enjoyed Kenya as an espresso, to much acidity too much fruitiness, and not for me. Since some barista won the WBC with a Kenyan I've took another look and I'm still not convinced its an espresso coffee and I've marked it in the cupping notes accordingly. I'm sure it can be good espresso (and I've found some great shots with the AA so far), but is it easy espresso? Hell no and when its wrong its so wrong, and that's the main reason I say no for espresso but who am I to tell you what to do.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 92

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