We Source All of Our Coffees; We Are True Coffee HUNTERS !
Kenya AA Kahindu Estate Coffee Beans
This Kenyan coffee is denoted by the grade AA, meaning it is large in size as well as flavor & is most frequently characterized as having a winy taste profile. What does this mean? With a sharp acidity and a bold and heavy body, Kenya AA is layered with hints of fruit, giving it a complex sweetness and pungent aroma. Like a first growth Bordeaux or a great Cabernet from Napa Valley. So at the end of the day, Kenya coffee is best known for its berry like and frequently blueberry and black current taste. So if one is at all serious about learning and tasting the world's great coffees time should be spent with Kenyan coffee in your cup. Roaster's note: Medium dark roast with no oil development. The fruit structure is intact and the berry tastes are definitely there to enjoy !
This coffee is roasted to medium, to protect its natural flavor.
Blue Macaw Coffee Roasters A Small Family Owned & Operated Business:
My name is Darling, We are a family owned and operated business; we take great pride in our coffees. I grew up in the coffee producing region of Nicaragua. As a small child I remember helping my father pick coffee for the local co-operative. I started learning about coffee when I was 4 years old when my dad took me to work with him. I learned how to spot the attributes of a high quality coffee bean as a young child. I now go to most of the countries we source our coffees from as our companies coffee buyer.
Our roast master (my husband) learned the art of roasting coffee in Costa Rica for six years where he studied to master coffee roasting. Blue Macaw Coffee Roasters combines old world coffee roasting techniques that he learned while studying the art of coffee roasting for 6 long years. After returning to America we opened Blue Macaw Coffee using the experience he gained while roasting in Costa Rica & my knowledge of what to look for in a high quality coffee bean from childhood. We use all this knowledge along with the high tech digital roasting technologies of today’s small batch roasters. Together we bring you the finest roasted coffees available. I’m sure you will find each of our coffees are the finest quality money can buy.
Our Roasting Process
Roasting coffee is considered an art & is a process of understanding the physical & chemical property changes known as “Pyrolisis” this is the chemical reaction & change of composition that accrues during the roasting process. Green coffee beans react to certain temperatures & durations of exposure to heat. This roasting process changes the chemical composition causing a caramelization of the coffee beans to occur. Developing these chemical compounds will greatly impact the coffees taste, aroma, sweetness, acidity & body of a coffee.
Small Batch Roasting &
To better understand the benefits of roasting in small batches is very simple. We use 3 Probat 12 kilo roasters; these roasters are custom built for us in Germany. By greatly reducing the batch size in each roaster we can control the coffees inner core temperature & therefor have more control over the chemical changes our coffee beans will go through while being roasted.
Largest Coffee Selection
Due to the fact that we roast our coffee each morning in three 12 kilo roasters & ship that same afternoon we have a special ability be able to carry many varieties of coffee. Since we don't have to worry about roasting large amounts of coffee and having to have to sell them quickly. We have the capability of roasting 10 pounds of one coffee special, or slow selling coffee and then moving on to up to popular selling coffee & roast 100 pounds all within a very short time span.
Roasted Each Morning & Shipped Each Afternoon
Each morning we figure out how much of which coffees we need & then go to work roasting that coffee in our small batch roasters to give it an amazing quality & taste. We only roast what we need for that business day. By doing this you’re receiving a coffee that is always roasted to its peak of freshness. Unlike our competitors we don’t have storage shelves that our coffees sit on for days or even weeks waiting to be sold. Considering the short life spam of truly excellent coffee we fell this is a better approach then simply giving you a discount on let’s say 5 pound which could take months to drink.
Advantage Over Our Competitors
Most roasting companies use 50 to 100 kilo roasters.
Roasting at these weights the outer temperatures of the drum & the center temperature of the drum are always going to be off by about 30 degrees. This might not sound so terrible unless you understand that just a temperature difference of 5 or 10 degrees can change the “Pyrolisis” which in turn would change the chemical reaction & change of composition inside the coffee bean. This drastic change will greatly impact the coffees taste, aroma, sweetness, acidity & body of a coffee.
So you ask yourself then why do they use these bigger roasters, good question. It is purely a business decision to go with volume instead of quality. These big roasters can produce 400 to 800 pounds of coffee in less than 1 hour. That’s great if you just want to move some weight & don’t really care about its quality.
I can assure that you will never find a company so dedicated to bringing you the finest & freshest coffees from all over the world.
Darling & Family
Taste Our Passion In Every Sip !