KEEN Coffee is based in Utrecht, Netherlands where former baristas Bonne (roasts delicious coffee!) and Rob (creative guru!) strive to elevate the already amazing coffee scene. KEEN believes in selecting seasonal coffees that are ethically sourced and processed, roasting fresh to order. If you want to learn more about KEEN or any of these coffees, check out KEENcoffee.com All of the coffees that we brought in from KEEN were roasted on March 7th, 2019.
El Aguacate (Guatemala) - Best Brewed as Filter
Jesus Leiva Cardona's farm El Aguacate is named after an enormous, old avocado tree that grows there (aguacate means avocado). This avocado tree and its younger siblings shade the coffee plants, and bring in a bit of extra income for the family.
Guatemalan coffee is typically clean, with a medium/light body. El Aguacate is super clean with a surprisingly thick body, almost as thick as a honey processed coffee. Also the flavour characteristics of this washed coffee are more in line of a honey processed coffee.
According to KEEN, you can expect a cup full of raspberries, hazelnut and dark chocolate.
- Weight: 250g
- Farm: El Aguacate
- Producer: Jesus Leiva Cardona
- Region: Huehuetenango, Concepción Huista
- Variety: Caturra and Bourbon
- Altitude: 1650m
- Process: Fully washed
- Harvest period: January – March
Ye Genet (Ethiopia) - Choose Espresso or Filter Roast
This natural coffee is super clean and strikingly juicy. Ye Genet has floral and fruity tasting notes that fluctuate depending on the temperature at which it’s served. KEEN tasted lavander & rose, strawberry and mandarin and they were surprised by an overall finish that’s reminiscent of tea.
The coffee is from a new washing station in Guji, located in Genet. It is owned by Tsegaye Hagos, who has successfully produced high quality coffees at the Sasaba station.
- Weight: 250g
- Washing Station: Genet
- Producer: Mr. Tsegaye Hagos
- Region: Guji
- Variety: Heirloom
- Altitude: 1500 – 1800m
- Process: Natural
- Harvest period: September – February
Karie (Kenya) - Best Brewed as Filter
Karie is the perfect coffee for anyone looking for a classic cup. It’s a thick and syrupy coffee, with notes of blue berries and grapefruit. Expect a mouthful of delicious sweet fudge, with a bright tonic aftertaste. A coffee that will surprise your palate.