The Kenya Othaya Cooperative was carefully roasted for you by Onyx Coffee Lab. Grown by the various small holder producers in the Nyeri region at 1,900 meters, this fully washed coffee is a perfect example of why we love coffees from Kenya. The cup is juicy and vibrant with notes of tropical fruit, green apple, and sweet tea.
The aroma was incredible off these beans, but the cup of coffee didn't quite live up to the fruity smells. Don't get me wrong, still a really solid cup of coffee, but just a tiny vegetative hint that I think through me off.
This is a really phenomenal Kenyan with a fantastic green apple acidity to it when brewed in a v60! Tropcial fruit flavors are definitely there as well in addition to the more wine like finish that many Kenyans have as well.
I think the coffee isn't really the best for my tastes. It's jam packed full of flavor but I think I like a bit more of a smoother roast. This is one of those coffees you have to let sit for a bit to really get the flavor or else you get a bit of a bitter taste in your month. My partner loves light roasts and said this is one of the best one's she's had.
Liked the acidity and tropical fruit. I haven't enjoyed many Kenyans I have had up to this point until this bag. It was definitely enjoyable. I know that the coffees I typically gravitate towards have pronounced acidity, tons of citrus/tropical fruit notes, tea like qualities and sweetness reminiscent of brown sugar/simple syrups. I was surprised that I enjoyed this more as a "stubby" brew with my aeropress more than brewer on my wave or chemex. It was a fruit bomb with the stubby brew