Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

Sale 08/2017/18 - Avg Price in $/50kg

AA - 355.35, AB - 227.53, C - 184.40, PB - 233.42, T - 91.93, TT - 154.37, E - 265.58, HE - 69.70, MH - 91.22, ML - 66.71, SB - 0.00, UG - 83.54, UG1- 90.62, UG2 - 62.62 UG3 - 60.00

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Overall (All Catalogues) 205.08

Kenya Coffee Grading

Kenya Coffee Grading

As some of the world’s finest gourmet coffees, Kenyan coffees are carefully graded after harvest. The coffee beans are separated (sorted) and rated by bean size as well as shape, color, and density, with the general assumption being that bigger coffee beans are higher in quality. The largest and best coffee beans from Kenya are graded Kenya AA.

A general rules with Kenya coffee beans is that bigger beans have more essential oils that enhance the tastes and aromas.

Other factors are also important in determining the beans’ quality, and cuppers (professional coffee tasters) debate whether bean size necessarily means a better quality of roasted, ground,  brewed Kenyan coffee.

Nevertheless, sorting is done by size, and the screen size Kenya AA is the highest sorting beans just over one-fourth inch in diameter. A bit smaller is the Kenyan AB grade, which is regarded by some as a better bean than the AA.

 

Removing Defective Coffee Beans

  

Mechanical and electronic grading—by weight, size, shape, and color—takes place after milling and helps to isolate the best coffee beans while also removing defective beans that may add an off-taste to an otherwise premium gourmet coffees.

According the class system devised by the Coffee Directorate, the worst coffee beans are classified as a one (1) and the best are a ten (10). A bean may be rated as an AA according to its size, though only a four or five on the class system, which would mean that it wasn’t the highest quality coffee bean.

Of all of the premium gourmet coffees in the world—and there are relatively few at the top—Kenya coffee is perhaps the most consistently high quality coffee bean that is also consistently available.

Grades of Kenya Coffee

The grades of Kenya coffee beans include:

• Kenya E (Elephant Bean), 

• Kenya PB (Peaberry), 

• Kenya AA, 

• Kenya AB, 

• Kenya C, 

• Kenya TT, 

• Kenya T, and 

• Kenya MH/ML. 

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