Kenya Gichathaini by Intelligentsia Coffee Review |
  • Intelligentsia Coffee

    Chicago, Illinois
  • Kenya Gichathaini

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2009
Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Intense aroma: round fruitiness suggesting black currant, mixed berries, lemon, toast, soft night flowers. Bright-toned acidity, medium body with a delicately syrupy mouthfeel and a particularly juicy tartness suggesting something like Satsuma oranges in syrup, together with continuing notes of flowers and berries, all lingering deeply into the finish.

Notes: Gichathaini is one of three cooperative green-coffee processing centers run by the Gikanda Cooperative Society. With operations in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas, Intelligentsia is a distinguished specialty roaster and a leader in sourcing and roasting small, exceptional lots of coffee like this one. Visit or call 888-945-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A particularly sweet, fruit-toned version of the classic Kenya profile.


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