Caffi Kenya AA Rungeto Kii—JUICY!

Here’s another fantastic coffee from Caffi, the artisan roastery in Lahti, Finland: Kenya AA Rungeto Kii.

As the name would suggest, the beans are from Kenya, from the Kii washing station, Rungeto coop, Kirinyaga region to be exact. On the label, the company tells us that the coffee is very juicy, with some flavors of redcurrant and pink grapefruit. They also say that the beans are roasted light in order to emphasize the extreme acidity of the coffee, and to retain the delicate, sweet juiciness.

That’s exactly what you get with this coffee.

Now, I used to think that calling a coffee acidic is the same as saying that it tastes sour, tangy or sharp. Later, I have learned that that doesn’t have to be the case. Kenya AA Rungeto Kii is the perfect example of this. This coffee is all about the delicious acidity of fresh cut fruits and red berries. It is well balanced, very soft and extremely juicy. In my opinion, the pink grapefruit flavor is in the forefront, but not overpowering by any means.

Just like Etiopia Natural, the award winning Caffi product I reviewed earlier this week, Kenya AA Rungeto Kii is so delicate and sophisticated that for most people it would probably work best as a dessert coffee. While it is not quite as multifaceted as Etiopia Natural, it is really, really delicious. I strongly recommend visiting the Caffi webstore today!

Caffi Etiopia Natural—Just. Amazing.

Here’s the product that every Finnish coffee enthusiast has been talking about: ”Etiopia Natural” from Caffi, the artisan roastery based in Lahti, Finland.

It’s funny. It’s only a 10 minute walk from my house to the Caffi roastery, and yet I had tried only one of their blends (which was very good by the way).

But here we go! A multiple-award-winning product, Etiopia Natural is a gourmet coffee of an extremely high quality. On the label, the company states that it has nuances of kiwifruit and jasmin, and that there are hints of berry and citrus in the finish. They say that the mouthfeel is balanced and pleasantly rounded.

I would totally agree.

I brewed it in the AeroPress, using my favorite inverted method and the steel filter. The flavor profile was very complex and multifaceted, with all the flavors the company promises. The mouthfeel was light and extremely juicy. Put it like this: If a classic Arabica/Robusta espresso were a good French brandy, Etiopia Natural would be the best IPA you can get from your local artisan brewery. It was very fruity, almost hoppy.

As I was sampling Etiopia Natural, my daily coffee intake nearly tripled. I just wanted to have another cup. And then another. It’s that good.

Having said that, I agree with my friend who suggested that if you need a quick pick-me-up in the morning, Etiopia Natural might not be the best choice. Yes, in my opinion, too, a coffee this nuanced would be best enjoyed with a high quality dessert.

Etiopia Natural truly lives up to all the hype. It is very, very good. You can get all Caffi products from their stores or online. Do yourself a favor and check them out!