Kenya Double A is another coffee from the coffee giant Johan & Nyström. When I saw it on the shelf of a deli store I could not help it. Kenyan coffee is a bit of a favorite with me, a few years ago it was the best I knew in coffee. Now in recent days, coffee from Panama is a favorite, especially Elida Estate. Here we go!
Information and recipe for the coffee:
17g coffee (grind setting 21F at Baratza Sette 270, medium-coarse)
225g of filtered water
40g bloom 30 seconds
90 degrees Celsius
1) 40g bloom for 30 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all coffee moistened.
2) 225g water in a circular flow (this includes 40g water blooming). This including 30 second blooming, your timing should be in 1 minute and 50 seconds.
Espro Travel Press:
19g coffee (grind setting 26B at Baratza Sette 270)
284g of filtered water
94 degrees Celsius
1) After pouring both the coffee and the water, stir the coffee 10 times. I suggest you use a bamboo stirrer. Avoid sharp objects.
2) Screw the press and let steep for 4 minutes
3) Press slowly, if the press gets stuck, just lift the press and try again. It is normal.
4) Serve or seal the lid.
Review: Coffee from Kenya is quite sensitive, but it also has a quite easy brew if you compare with the complexity you can find in a coffee from Nicaragua. If you just keep following the recipe you will yield a good cup of coffee.
Kenya Double A is a fresh coffee with acidic berry tones. On the package, you can read “Currant, Raspberry, Rhubarb”. I think you can find the two latter tones, but I would say that at the cupping that I personally find a gooseberry tone rather than a black- or redcurrant one.
I like the coffee, but it does not give that taste-experience I want from a coffee. That does not mean I get it often, but I want to crave the coffee, unfortunately, this is not the case. However, I would recommend it as a fresh option as cold brew. Then it’s really good and gives you a feeling of coffee-lemonade.
Johan & Nyström is the biggest in Sweden, quite rightly. They have an incredibly large range! In the case of coffee blends, Nobel coffee or espresso coffee, I think they are in good a price range and deliver a great coffee. But when it comes to really special specialty coffee in the 600 SEK (around 60 euro or 70 dollars)/kg class, I think they’ve lost something. About 8 years ago they were absolutely delicious. Now the micro roasteries serve the hottest coffee in town. Kenya Double A a good coffee!
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.