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The Coffee Bean, Kenya AA Coffee, Coffee Bean : Coffee : Medium & Smooth, 1813515001/1821055001
  • The Coffee Bean, Kenya AA Coffee, Coffee Bean : Coffee : Medium & Smooth, 1813515001/1821055001
  • The Coffee Bean, Kenya AA Coffee, Coffee Bean : Coffee : Medium & Smooth, 1813515001/1821055001

Kenya AA Coffee

$13.99

SKU 1813515001/1821055001





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Kenya has become the giant of African coffee production, ever since coffee made its way over the mountains from Ethiopia. Kenya AA is the largest bean grown in Kenya, and brews up a complex, fruity, light, and very bright cup. This is an exquisite coffee with an assertive, lively personality. Trust us, in coffee that’s a good thing.


Profile: Tangy aroma with hearty body, gusty wine-like acidity and citrus flavor.
Place: Mt. Kenya, Kenya
People: The coffee industry of Kenya is noted for its cooperative system of milling, marketing and auctioning coffee, as well as the high percentage of production from small farms. It is estimated that 6 million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry.
Process: A wash processed coffee. All Kenyan coffee is graded after it is milled. Grades are based on the screen size of the bean. Beans with a screen size of 17 or 18 (17/64 or 18/64 of an inch) are assigned the grade AA; these are generally the largest beans. It is important to note that size is only one of the many factors in determining high quality coffee.
Pairing: Blueberries, caramel and butter croissant.
  •   8 oz: Makes approximately 25 cups of coffee
  • 12 oz: Makes approximately 35-40 cups of coffee
  • 16 oz: Makes approximately 50 cups of coffee
  • 20 oz: Makes approximately 60-65 cups of coffee
  • 32 oz: Makes approximately 90-100 cups of coffee
BREWING TIP: Use cold, filtered water and a clean machine.
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
We source our coffee from the best family coffee farms around the world and buy only the top 1% of Arabica Beans.

We hand roast our coffee daily in small batches to a traditional, smooth taste profile. This is the way we've done it since 1963, when we opened our first store in Brentwood, CA.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Coffee BeanKenya AA Coffee
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth taste (10)
  • Aroma (8)
  • Finish (8)
  • Unique (5)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (9)
  • Evening (3)
  • Gifts (3)
  • Morning (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Simple tastes (7), Foodie (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The great taste is in the roasting combined with the brewing

IMHO there are three things required for a great cup of coffee. They are: Top quality whole beans that are fresh and meet an individual's tastes, proper roasting of those beans, and knowing...Read complete review

IMHO there are three things required for a great cup of coffee. They are: Top quality whole beans that are fresh and meet an individual's tastes, proper roasting of those beans, and knowing how to grind a brew the coffee. Without any one of these, a coffee lover or connoisseur's palate, cannot be pleased. Personally I prefer a medium flavored coffee, such as this Kenyan, a Colombian, and/or an Ethiopian. Because I think this Company (CBTL) roasts its beans beautifully and because I buy whole beans, grind them to the proper sized grind using a conical grinder, and use a French Press to brew them this CBTL Kenyan is one of my three favorite coffees. I've been buying these beans for a couple of years now and find the quality to be consistent; something very important, and because I believe I have my grinding and brewing process down to a fine science; I always get a beautiful cup of coffee.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Godd But Not Good Enough

Good coffee but not worth the price - this is a roast I can get at the grocery store - not owrth the price

Good coffee but not worth the price - this is a roast I can get at the grocery store - not owrth the price

Reviewed by 14 customers

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4.0

"Great coffee & 16oz. bag too! Not a 10 or 12oz."

By Blueslover

from St. Petersburg, FL

About Me Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Aroma
  • Finish
  • Smooth Taste
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

    I'm 62 and only drank coffee for about 10yrs now.
    I went thru several brands since the one I've used is no longer being made. This is now my new favorite!

     
    4.0

    Very Good

    By Dan the Man

    from Stokesdale, North Carolina

    About Me Simple Tastes

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smooth Taste
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

    We usually drink this coffee first thing in the morning. Was not impressed at first when strength was at one scoop per cup. However, the flavor arrived once the strength was increased by just adding an extra scoop. It is very good now and I plan on purchasing more.

     
    5.0

    The great taste is in the roasting combined with the brewing

    By Rob

    from Anacortes, WA

    About Me Coffee Snob, Simple Tastes

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Aroma
    • Finish
    • Smooth Taste

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • French Pressed
      • Morning

      Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

      IMHO there are three things required for a great cup of coffee. They are: Top quality whole beans that are fresh and meet an individual's tastes, proper roasting of those beans, and knowing how to grind a brew the coffee. Without any one of these, a coffee lover or connoisseur's palate, cannot be pleased. Personally I prefer a medium flavored coffee, such as this Kenyan, a Colombian, and/or an Ethiopian. Because I think this Company (CBTL) roasts its beans beautifully and because I buy whole beans, grind them to the proper sized grind using a conical grinder, and use a French Press to brew them this CBTL Kenyan is one of my three favorite coffees. I've been buying these beans for a couple of years now and find the quality to be consistent; something very important, and because I believe I have my grinding and brewing process down to a fine science; I always get a beautiful cup of coffee.

       
      5.0

      Excellent smooth coffee

      By The Texan

      from San Antonio. TX

      About Me Frequent Diner, Simple Tastes

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aroma
      • Bold
      • Finish
      • Smooth Taste

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

        The coffee has great flavor with a very smooth finish. My friends love the coffee, and they have started drinking it themselves.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        solid favorite for years

        By Newman

        from Red Wing, MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Aroma
        • Finish
        • Full Body
        • Smooth Taste
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Gifts

          Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

          This was a perfect gift for my coffee loving friend Lara. She doesn't even live remotely near a CB&TL store. This was part of her birthday gift.

          This is my coffee of choice from the CB&TL.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Rated 3rd best coffee on Consumers

          By Newman

          from Red Wing, MN

          About Me Simple Tastes

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Finish
          • Smooth Taste
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Morning

          Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

          Has a unique mild taste but for the expensive price I Guess my expectations were higher. I PURCHASED WHOLE BEAN and can't say the coffee knocked my socks off. I'm kinda on the middle of the fence with this KENYAN coffee but would probably buy again.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Coffee Bean

          By Newman

          from Red Wing, MN

          About Me Chef, Coffee snob, Foodie, Health Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Smooth Taste

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • With Chocolate

          Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

          My favorite Coffee Bean...perfect balance!!! Service to Colorado was excellent...please open a shop in Colorado...half of California lives here...it would go over really well!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Godd But Not Good Enough

          By You Can Call Me Al

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Simple Tastes

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Aroma

          Cons

          • Bland
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Evening

          Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

          Good coffee but not worth the price - this is a roast I can get at the grocery store - not owrth the price

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          As close to perfect . . .

          By Newman

          from Red Wing, MN

          About Me Foodie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Aroma
          • Finish
          • Full Body
          • Smooth Taste
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime
            • Evening

            Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

            Kenyan coffee is as close to perfect as one can get. Your roast is the best I have ever had. Kenyan can be hit or miss, but yours is far exceeding any I've had previously. That being stated, I hope my next batches with you guys is at least as choice.

            I already have recommended you guys.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best Beans, Decent Price

            By Newman

            from Red Wing, MN

            About Me Foodie, Hiker, Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Aroma
            • Bold
            • Finish
            • Rich
            • Smooth Taste

            Cons

            • Not Enough Beans

            Best Uses

            • Afternoon
            • Anytime
            • Evening
            • Gifts
            • Morning
            • Sharing Primo

            Comments about The Coffee Bean Kenya AA Coffee:

            This is my, hands down, favorite coffee. I received my first batch back in '05 from my father in Kansas, which he procured from The Spice Merchant in Wichita. This stuff is so close to perfect, man.

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