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Weekly Newsletter: Kenya AA

Kenya AA
I’m in a bit of a rush today, because Trace and I are heading out of town as soon as I get done.  We never had a chance to get away this summer–well, not the two of us anyway, so we’re both looking forward to this trip.  Somehow, despite all my advance planning, it takes me longer to prep for a trip than my husband.  I think it’s because I pack more.  Don’t you need to pack shoes to match your date night dress?

Kenya pouring out of the roaster today

In reality, this week started out with sick kids, and I don’t think that I ever caught up.  They both missed school for the first time this year, but quickly recovered and finished the week strong.  A few days of a feverish family is a good reminder to me to be grateful for the good health that we usually enjoy.  I seem to have successfully avoided getting sick, and for that too I am thankful.

In the interest of leaving as soon as possible on my 48 hour vacation (for which I am only mostly packed), here are a few quick notes on the Kenya AA that we are featuring this week.  Kenya has a protocol for coffee that is run by the government.  They are known for their marvelous coffees, and the care that goes into the beans.  Kenyan coffees all come to auction and are sold by lots.

This Kenyan has the distinct winey characteristics and bright acidity that you would expect.  It has lemon tones and the nose before you sip is almost floral.  As it cools, you taste nuttier undertones, which linger at the finish.  It is distinctly different from the El Salvador Peaberry that we featured last week.

You can try this Kenyan on us this week with the code bright acidity*.  If you have not tried an African bean, you should sample it to see how different it is than most American or Indonesian beans.  You may find that this is your new favorite coffee.
Enjoy!
–Holly Fike

*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Kenya AA.  Code expires on 9.18.14.  Limit one free cup per customer please.  Valid only at Carolines Coffee Roasters, 128 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA.  Code/Offer has no cash value.


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