Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both in the cup, and the way they run their trade, everything is top notch. The best Kenya coffees are not sold simply as one generic grade coffee. All coffee beans are graded after they are milled, with AA as the highest grade, denoting the largest sized beans. AA coffee is generally considered to be of a higher quality than the other grades. They are specific auction lots sold to the highest bidder, and heated competition drives the prices sky high. Their research and development is unparalleled. Their quality control is meticulous, and many thousands of small farmers are highly educated in their agricultural practice and rewarded for top level coffee.