Kenya Gaturiri AA | #todayimbrewing

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Today I’m brewing a light and delicate Kenyan from Canadian roaster, Kaito. I first had this coffee in December of 2018, and it was one of my most memorable coffees of the year. I recently had the chance to get my hands on some again, and it’s just as outstanding as when I first had it.

This is Kaito’s first Kenyan offering and they absolutely knocked it out of the park. The light roast profile compliments this coffee’s tea like character and juice-like acidity. 

Grown in the Nyeri region at about 1700 metres, the beans of this lot are fully washed and dried on raised beds.

Similar to other coffees from this region, this cup has a tea like body. Very light and delicate. What stands out is the juicy flavours. Soda water with lime is one of my favourite drinks, and each sip reminds me of it. Intense lime in the best ways possible. If you grew up eating fresh blackberries in summer like I did, there’s a nostalgic element to this coffee as well. It’ll bring you right back to those big and juicy blackberries exploding in your mouth with flavour and acidity.

One of my favourite coffees of 2018, and I fully expect it to be up for consideration again at the end of this year.

Brewer: Hario V60
Water: 205° Third Wave Water
Ratio: 1:16
Dose: 20g:320g
Total Brew Time: 3:30

Recipe: 
‣ 60g bloom, agitate with gentle swirl
‣ 60g pulse
‣ 60g pulse
‣ 60g pulse
‣ 80g pulse
‣ Swirl and serve

What are you brewing today? Let me know!