Kenyan Coffee: Why Is It Amongst The World’s Five Best Coffees?

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. And why won’t it be? Not only can it be your saviour in night-long projects or studies but also rejuvenate your senses at any point of the day. I’m a coffee person rather than a tea one, and so I might be a little biased. But truth be told, there is no better feeling than curling up with a book, a cup of coffee and a warm blanket at the end of a long, tiring day. Don’t you think? Be it a frothy cappuccino, latte or a chilled frappe, coffee seems to make everything better. And while there are many types of coffee including Indian coffee beans, Vietnam or Brazilian, there’s something about Kenyan coffee that has us hooked.  

World-renowned for their intense flavor profile and mouth-watering aroma, Kenyan coffee has such high-quality beans that it is known to be in one of the world’s five best coffees. They have a high-acidity flavour with a slight berry undertone that comes with the presence of black currant- one reason why the flavour is so distinct.  

Did you know when the second wave of the pandemic was ravaging India, the government of Kenya sent over tonnes of coffee, tea and other consumables for out frontline workers, as a gesture of solidarity? Well, that’s another reason to love the country besides the coffee! But getting back to the coffee, here are 3 other reasons why coffee aficionadas across the world love Kenyan coffee so deeply. 

1. Perfect habitat for coffee brewing 

Coffee beans need a tropical environment to thrive with good amount of sunshine and a lot of water around. And so, Kenya seems to be just the perfect place to grow.  

2. Deep Processing

Kenyan coffee beans are processed with utmost precision. Right from wet processing which starts by picking the fruits as soon as they are perfectly ripe, to the final process, each step is taken with utmost care. Even this process of picking fruits is done with delicate hands to prevent any bruising. The next step is to sift and discard any damaged coffee cherries. Only the best of the coffee beans make it to the final batch for coffee roastery. 

3. Grading of beans

The grading process of Kenyan coffee beans too is a strict one. The gradings process helps in keeping a check on different kinds of and sizes of beans. The difference can be felt between bigger, thicker and denser beans, and the smaller ones when you drink it.