Kenya AA Gachatha Estate by Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Review |
Roast: Light Review Date: August 2008
Origin: South-central Kenya. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A dramatically light roast of a flawless coffee nets an intensely high-toned, delicate cup. Honey and flowers in the aroma, in the cup sweet-toned, wine-like acidity, silky mouthfeel, continued honey, flowers and white wine with a pungent hint of pipe tobacco. The finish is rich and dry without imbalancing astringency.

Notes: Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Willoughby's Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster recently reinvigorated and refocused on artisan roasting and a very extensive collection of elite single-origin coffees. Visit or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of crisp, austerely delicate white table wines.


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