Black Apron Kirinyaga Kenya by Starbucks Coffee Review |
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    Seattle, Washington
  • Black Apron Kirinyaga Kenya

Roast: Dark Review Date: January 2006
Origin: South-central Kenya Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Delicately fruity aroma, sweet cherry with a hint of chocolate. In the cup sweet, rich, surprisingly full-bodied, with a dry, wine-toned blackcurrant fruit and a slight burned undercurrent. Sweetly rich short finish, but a hint of burned astringency shadows the long. This was the highest rated of three Starbucks coffees nominated and reviewed for this article.

Notes: his Kenya is from the production of six cooperative mills that process fresh coffee fruit from the many small member farms surrounding the mills. Despite declining production and unrest in coffee growing regions linked to alleged corruption, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most distinctive coffees. This is the ninth in Starbucks' Black Apron series of limited production, elite single-origin coffees. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those interested in convenience and a good Kenya - shortly you should be able to find this coffee almost everywhere there is a Starbucks, which is a lot of wheres.


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