Amukui Co-Operative
£11.95

Drink some coffee. Pick a number between one and a hundred. Got it? Congratulations, you’re officially a big shot coffee grader!

Actually, there’s a little more to it than that. When you’re picking that number between one and a hundred, you’re tasting for acidities, body, balance & integration, sweetness, clarity, and lack of defect. Ideally, you’re doing all that in a semi-objective way. It’s sort of the opposite of saying, "I don’t know art, but I know what I like."

It might seem crazy to think of coffee cupping as unbiased or impartial. We even use the words “personal taste” to describe very individual inclinations, like Pink Floyd, porn, and poetry. Nonetheless, the goal remains: your number should at least make sense to other coffee cuppers.

So: Kenya’s massive Amukui co-op (founded 1956) set out a blind cupping for one of us in Nyeri last year, including their ten best available partner coffees. At a blind cupping, you score everything before you know its provenance, like those "Brand A vs Brand X" tests in commercials.

A few months later, another one of us flew to Kenya, and Amukui laid out that same spread—again, blind.

We all met up back home, and compared our notes: Our scores on those ten coffees were exactly the same. One of those was so compelling—herbal, integrated, and silky—that we had to bring it to you right away. And so… Kenya Amukui. We know what we like.

TASTING NOTES

Strawberry Shortcake is the protagonist, and Blueberry Muffin is her best friend. Plum Puddin’ is the smart one who wears glasses and loves classic cars. The pet dog Brown Sugar Woofer is sold separately, or included in this coffee.

Process: Wet Process

Varietal: AA Bourbon, AA Kent, AA SL28

Roast: Medium

Elevation: 1650 meters

Producer: Amukui Co-Operative

Region: Nyeri

Country: Kenya

 

DELIVERY

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UK

For all UK orders we use Royal Mail 24. Royal Mail aim (not guarantee) to deliver the next working day including Saturdays.

All orders are packed Monday to Friday.

WE OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON ALL UK ORDERS OVER £40

INTERNATIONAL

YES! We ship our luxury coffee beans internationally!

RETURNS & REFUNDS

Delivery times vary but will usually get to you within 5-14 working days.

Good Life Coffee does not refund or exchange coffees, if ordered incorrectly through our website.