Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BunaMobile Kenya Kia-Ora

BunaMobile roasting company is a small batch roaster that specializes in roasting for fund raisers. You can find more information about their charities and fundraising on their website. The tag-line on the Buna Mobile web site reads, "Exotic & Specialty Coffees Delivered Farm-Direct Fresh To YOU!" So, lets see if this statement holds true for the Kenya Kia-Ora.

Quick Details
  • Cultivation: Mountain-grown in volcanic soil
  • Cropping: Inter-cropped with macadamia nut trees
  • Altitude: 5,200-6,200 feet
  • Tree type: French Mission (Bourbon) and SL
  • Preparation: Fully washed, Kenya drawer style drying beds
  • Production: Only 1 or 2 containers per year.
  • "Kia-Ora” is a Maori word from New Zealand meaning, “Into the Wild.”

BunaMobile Kenya Kia-Ora
When poured from the bag to the grinder, the roasted Kenya Kia-Ora beans showed a nice amount of oily caramelization and had a robust aroma of cocoa and coffee. Once the beans were ground the aroma changed with the addition of nuts into the mix. When hot water was introduced for a pour over the coffee produced a nice bloom with a toasty aroma that took over the brewing area.

Tasting notes: Nuts and toast with a bright, light, clean finish on palate, a lingering natural sweetness and a nutty aftertaste in the throat.

Overall this was a nice roast that left me wanting another cup, in fact, I consumed nearly the entire sample bag on the day of the review. I give this Kenya Kia-Ora a well deserved 5 out of 5 star rating.

You can find the BunaMobile Roasting Company on social media  with these links: Facebook, Instagram.

I would like to thank the BunaMobile Roasting Company  for providing this sample for review.