Pennybridge Roasters – Top Selection – Kenya AA

This is the third time I’ll review Pennybridge Roasters, and I will begin by quoting the introduction of the first review:

“Sometimes you get the chance to try something that’s very close to you, one of them for me is coffee and something else is my hometown. This post will combine them both; my hometown Örebro and Pennybridge Roasters. In other words, this is very special to me!

First I’ll cup the coffee which means that I’ll try to find different flavors in the coffee. Just to give you as a reader a hint of understanding of what I go through. I’ll also write how to do a cupping. You can read that below:

When I do a cupping I do the following:

1) Grind 11 g coffee in a medium-coarse grind, I’ll remember the coffee’s fragrances now when it is dry to compare with the let grounds later.
2) Pour 180 g of water at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius.
3) Let it sit for 4 minutes.
4) Stir 3 times and try to find as many scents.
5) Remove all foam that’s formed on the top.
6) Wait for 6 minutes so the coffee cools down and to let the coffee grounds fall down to the bottom, then I’ll take my first slurp with a deep spoon. The idea is that you will spray the coffee inside your mouth. That way you will be able to easily recognize the tones contained in the coffee.
7) Wait for 6 minutes and do the same procedure, the reason behind step 7 is that it’s the most optimal time for tasting coffee. If the coffee is still good after 12-15 minutes, then it is a high-quality coffee!

Cupping notes:
Black currant, blackberries, and grape.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Kenya
Variety: SL 28 SL 34
Producer: Barichu
Region:  Nyeri
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1 700 – 1 800 masl.

Pour Over: 

20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
60g bloom 45 seconds
92 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 60g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 60g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 60g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in,  begin your fourth pour of 60g of water.
5) 3 minutes in,  begin your fifth pour of 60g of water.
6) Stop the dripper at 3 minutes and 30 seconds

*Always rinse the paper filter with filtered hot water, don’t forget to wash the coffee server with clean water afterward, because the taste of the paper might linger.


Every time I go to Kaffemästaren (Pennybridge Roasters store) I always have a very nice and enjoyable talk about coffee. We spoke about this coffee and how amazing it was cold brewed. So, of course, I had to try it that way as well. I used the cold dripper from Timemore. It was very juicy and almost ice tea-like.

Quoting the first review again:

“Pennybridge Roasters usually sells a lot of blends but they’ve got a new line of coffee that are called Top Selection. Today I’ve been reviewing their Colombian one. These are also one of the best ways to begin drinking specialty coffee. Back to the coffee:”

This was a very juicy coffee, one of the better Kenyan coffee for me in a while. It had acidity, it had jammy berries and also that great aftertaste after drinking water, which is one of my favorites.

It’s a light and tender coffee that you can really enjoy in every season of the year. I actually think that the lightness in this coffee actually makes me enjoy it much more, it might sound weird for some people and some people might just understand what I mean. I don’t know how I could explain it further but the thing is, it’s just great! You should try it out if you’re nearby Örebro or if you can order it. I’ll put a link below, and as usual, the link doesn’t give me anything in return.

The Top Selection – Kenya AA from Pennybridge Roasters was an enjoyable experience. One of the better Kenyan coffees in a while, if you get the chance to try, do it!


Rating: 7.5/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.

If you want to buy Pennybridge Roasters – Top Selection – Kenya AA, click here!

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