Coffee Review - Kenya Peaberry Muthunzunni by Atomic Cafe
  • Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters

    Salem, Massachusetts
  • Kenya Peaberry Muthunzunni Estate

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: January 2011
Origin: South-central Kenya. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweet-toned, giddily bright. Honey and rose-like flowers dominate in aroma in cup, with hints of ripe orange and moist pipe tobacco. Fruit-saturated acidity, light but very smooth mouthfeel, richly resonant finish in which the honey and floral notes turn vaguely but pleasingly toward milk chocolate.

Notes: Despite grower discontent and sporadic social disorder, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Atomic Cafe is a retail and wholesale coffee roaster on the North Shore of Massachusetts with cafes in Beverly and Marblehead, Massachusetts. Visit or call 978-910-0489 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Remarkably refined, buoyantly and sweetly bright Kenya.


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