Coffee Review - Kenya Kangunu by Terroir Coffee
  • Terroir Coffee

    Acton, Massachusetts
  • Kenya Kangunu

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Murang'a, south-central Kenya Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Grandly pure and sweetly acidy. Symphonic citrus notes range from ripe orange to tart lemon to pungent bergamot, with a softening hint of flowers and a rounding hint of cocoaish nut. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cocoa note turns decisively chocolate in a richly dry finish.

Notes: Affiliated with the 1340-member Kangunu Farmers Co-operative Society, Kangunu Coffee is a small operation serving the Kiru, Njumbi and Ngoto villages. Terroir is a microroaster focusing on elite single-origin coffees. It was a pioneer in the revival of medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit or call 866-444-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who can handle triumphant power and brightness.


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