In the 1930s the colonial government of Kenya hired Scott Laboratories (still known for strains of wine yeast) to identify strains of coffee and recommend strains to grow. The highest recommendation was for the twenty-eighth strain Scott Laboratories numbered in sequence SL-28. SL-28 is now the famous strain known as Kenya AA. Kenya AA is so highly regarded that as green beans it draws a high price and holds its price when green coffee prices go down. Kenya AA is a bright fruity coffee with a winey finish: it is known as the cabernet of coffees.

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