Inspo Coffee Insight: Best Coffee Brands from Kenya

Coffee Insight: Best Coffee Brands from Kenya






We love wine almost as much as we love coffee, which is why we’re obsessed with coffee brands from Kenya! Kenyan coffee beans have a bright, fruity acidity and subtle berry flavor that reminds us a lot of wine. So if you’re a Merlot lover like we are, you’ll absolutely love these coffee brands!

Kenyan coffee beans taste so unique because they’re grown at super high altitudes of around 6,000 feet. Coffee plants cultivated high up in the mountains grow slower than plants grown at lower elevations, which gives them more time to mature and develop the complex sugars that give coffee its amazing taste.

If you want gourmet beans with a bright, fruity flavor and a rich body but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for them, check out these Kenyan coffees. They’re a lot cheaper than other types of gourmet coffees grown at high altitudes (we’re looking at you, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee!), so you’ll be able to drink them every morning without breaking the bank.

Kenya AA Coffee Beans, Whole Bean, Fresh Roasted, 16-ounce

Product Description

  • 100% Pure Kenya AA Coffee Beans with a rich body, pleasant vibrant acidity, fragrant aroma and winy aftertaste with overtones of berries and citrus.
  • Medium roasted whole beans allowing the true flavor characteristic to come through for a remarkable taste.
  • The "AA" grade marks out the very largest beans that naturally contain the largest amount of aromatic oils that are so integral to the coffee-drinking experience

Volcanica is one of our favorite coffee brands. They only sell high quality, gourmet beans, like these awesome Kenya AA coffee beans. Every country has their own way of grading beans, and AA is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, grade of Kenyan coffee. These beans are grown at elevations of 6,600 feet, so they have a superior flavor and fragrant aroma.

These beans also have a bright, pleasantly acidic flavor with notes of citrus and berries. They have that delicious winey aftertaste that Kenyan beans are known around the world for too! You’ll love drinking this coffee after dinner for dessert, as an afternoon treat, or in the morning to put a little pep in your step. Its zingy, fruity flavor is perfect for any time of the day!

What We Liked

  • Incredible coffee with balanced caffeine
  • Flavor is best
  • The smell and color and better than other coffee brands

What We Didn't Like

  • Very acidic and tanin heavy
Screen 18 Kenyan AA Single Origin Premium Crafted Coffee, Ground, Medium/Dark Roast, 1 LB Bag

Product Description

  • KENYAN AA (GROUND): 16 oz (1 LB) Bag of Kenyan AA 100% Arabica ground coffee. AA graded beans are considered to be one of the world's best coffee beans. Grown at elevations...
  • ROAST PROFILE: Medium/Dark Roasted. This special bean is known for its consistently rich fruit/berry flavor, a deep wine-like acidity, and pleasant aroma. Full-bodied, bold, &...
  • SCREEN 18 CRAFTED COFFEE: Screen 18 refers to the sorting screen used to differentiate size/quality of green coffee beans. Coffee grown at higher elevations produce larger and...

We love single-origin coffees, like this one, especially since it comes from Kenya! When the coffee beans all come from the same place, you’ll get to really taste the flavors that make the coffee beans from that region special. If these delicious Kenyan beans were mixed with ones from other countries, they might not have as much of that bright, fruity acidity and clean, winey finish that we love!

Another thing we love about these beans is that they get that premium AA rating. These beans are some of the best, highest quality Kenyan beans money can buy, so get your hands on them and pour some into your favorite coffee mug!

What We Liked

  • Big Flavor
  • Low Acidity
  • Very good caffeine content for energy buzz
  • Good price for the full pound bag

What We Didn't Like

  • Dry crumbly beans
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Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC, Kenya AA Nyeri Ichamara Coffee, Medium-Dark Roast, Whole Bean, 2 Pound Bag

Product Description

  • KENYAN COFFEES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR BRIGHT, SWEET, AND BALANCED FLAVOR And Our Kenyan AA Nyeri Ichamara Coffee Is No Different. With Notes of Peach Blossom, Orange Zest, and...
  • SINGLE-ORIGIN FROM NYERI COUNTY, KENYA. Medium-Dark Roast. SL28, SL34, Ruiri 11 Varietals. Full Washed Processed & Dried On Raised Beds.
  • COFFEE FOR EVERYBODY - Sustainably Sourced and Proudly Roasted, Blended, and Packaged in USA.

This Kenyan coffee is unique because it has less acid than the others on this list. So if you don’t like acidic coffee, this is the coffee brand for you!

These beans are also roasted a little darker than some of the other beans on this list, which makes them easier on the stomach and brings out some special flavors in the beans.

Dark roasted beans contain higher amounts of a substance that prevents your stomach from producing hydrochloric acid. So even though dark roasts are richer, they’re actually easier on your stomach than lighter roasts. Isn’t that cool? Find out more about the different shades of coffees, here!

These beans also have flavors that are pretty special because they’re roasted a little darker. The roasting process brings out deeper flavors like black tea that you don’t usually taste in coffee from this region. You’ll also taste hints of peach and orange zest in your cup that will brighten up the deep black tea flavor. Sounds delicious, right?

What We Liked

  • Tastes wonderful
  • This coffee is fairly priced

What We Didn't Like

  • Weak packaging protection or poor quality of product packaging
  • Good brew but may not be as freshly roasted
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Teasia Coffee, Kenya AA, Single Origin, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2-Pound Bag

Product Description

  • SINGLE ORIGIN - 100% KENYA AA COFFEE: Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world's best coffee beans - the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because...
  • CUPPING NOTES: Full body and rich, strong flavor with a pleasant acidity. Fragrant floral aroma with a winey finish and berry and citrus overtones.
  • PROCESSING AND ROAST LEVEL: Beans are wet-processed (or washed), where the fruit covering the beans is removed before they are dried, to ensure a clean taste and bright...

Teasia washes their beans before they dry them, which gives them a clean, bright finish with pronounced acidity. This wet-processing method really highlights the natural acidity and fruitiness already present in the beans.

This brand has a bright fruit-forward flavor with lots of citrusy and winey notes. If you really want to taste the full flavor of Kenyan beans with amazing caffeine content, then pick up a bag of this medium roast!

What We Liked

  • Coffee beans have a bold and obsessive aroma
  • It's smoother and less acidic and bitter than a regular coffee bean
  • Excellent price

What We Didn't Like

  • Coffee not fresh roasted

Those are our four absolute favorite coffees from Kenya! Which brand are you most excited to try? We’re loving Teasia’s coffee!

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Want to try some other exotic coffees? Check out the list of our top picks of the Best Coffee Brands from Costa Rica. And for when you’re ready to start brewing; check out these 7 Beginner Mistakes When Brewing Coffee, and make sure you know what you’re doing to brew the most perfect cup of coffee!

For more coffee content, head over to our Instagram page today and join our Coffee Community! Also if you want to learn more about making coffee from people just like you, be sure to join our private Facebook group here at Daily Coffee Talk. You’ll be able to learn how to brew, how to roast and most importantly how to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee!

Thanks for reading, we’ll brew ya later! ☕️

Coffee Insight: Best Coffee Brands from Kenya


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