Kenya Kithua Estates by Barefoot Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Barefoot Coffee Roasters

    Santa Clara, California
  • Kenya Kithua Estates

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: August 2006
Origin: South-Central Kenya Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Pungent but sweet throughout the profile. In the aroma caramel, fruit-toned, slightly smoky cedar, orange. In the cup the pungent, smoky fruit notes read as a tartly sweet grapefruit, perhaps dry berry, with continuing undercurrents of caramel sweetness. Distinct orange notes resurface in the rich finish.

Notes: Despite national coffee leadership marred by confusion and apparent corruption, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees, including this small auction lot from Barefoot Coffee Roasters. Barefoot is an award-winning and widely recognized small-batch roasting company that describes itself as "a happy little cafe and roastery in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer some pungent roastiness with their classic, grapefruity Kenya.


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