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Why is coffee from Kenya so good?


Why is coffee from Kenya so good?

Posted by Pumphreys Coffee ,30th Jun 2021
Why is coffee from Kenya so good?

Kenyan coffee is known around the world as being one of the best, here’s why!

Why is coffee from Kenya so good?

If you are a fan of coffee, you will enjoy trying different varieties and coffees from all over the world. If you have never tried coffee from Kenya before, you need to make sure that you put this high up on your to-do list, as it tastes incredible. If you have enjoyed coffee from Kenya, you will know exactly what we are talking about. However, you may be left wondering what is it about Kenya that makes the coffee from this part of the world so amazing. Well, let’s explore that, and take a look at why coffee from Kenya is so good.

Kenyan coffee is known around the world as being one of the best regions for growing coffee. As it has a delightful aroma, intense flavour, high acidity, and rich body, it is probably no surprise that this is the case. Coffee from Kenya is for the true coffee lovers of the world. It is known for its acidity, which is very much in-your-face, as well as the undertones of berry. Blackcurrant is one of the evident berry notes. Blackcurrant is a flavour that is very distinct to the coffee beans from Kenya, and this is one of the reasons why Kenyan coffee is considered so unique and, consequently, why it is loved across the world.

Of course, there are differences in Kenyan coffee depending on the grade of coffee beans you purchase. For instance, there are some coffee beans from Kenya that have a very sweet characteristic, which is delicious. It all depends on your own personal taste and the type of coffee you like to drink.

The growing conditions in Kenya

The growing conditions in Kenya can be used to explain why coffee beans from this part of the world are so supreme. Coffee beans that are grown in Kenya will be grown in elevations that are in the range of 1,400 and 2,000 metres high. Because of this, this means that coffee beans from Kenya have qualified for SHB status. SHB stands for Strictly Hard Bean. You can also see it referred to as SHG, i.e. Strictly High Grown.

This status is important because it means that the coffee beans are grown at high elevations, which is imperative in producing quality coffee. This is because it enables the beans to develop at a slow rate, ensuring that there are more nutrients when compared with beans that are grown at lower elevations.

To conclude, if you are a big fan of coffee, you are bound to be a big fan of coffee from Kenya. There is just something so tasty about coffee from this part of the world. With that being said, if you have never had the pleasure of trying coffee from Kenya before, make sure you try some, and you will be able to see exactly what we are talking about. The taste is incredible, and it is no surprise to see that Kenyan coffee has such a great reputation around the globe.

Why try our range of Kenyan coffee;

Kenya AA - Best of the Kenyan single origin coffee crop, extremely flavoursome and full bodied with a fruity acidity.

Kenya Peaberry - Pumphrey's Kenya Peaberry beans is a wet processed Arabica with mouth-watering aftertaste, soft acidity and slight chocolate tones.

Pure Kenya Blue Mountain - Has the appearance of the long Jamaican bean and much of the desirable flavour which is enhanced by a touch of traditional Kenyan acidity and aromatics from the rich volcanic soils.

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