Coffee Review - Kenya AA Dark by Peerless Coffee
  • Peerless Coffee and Tea

    Oakland, California
  • Kenya AA Dark

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: South-central Kenya. Price: $13.45/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisp, gently charred sweetness (think campfire marshmallow) in aroma and cup, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and a shimmer of bright, surprising lemon. Roast-muted acidity, light but silky mouthfeel. Some chocolaty sweetness persists to lighten a rather roast-heavy finish.

Notes: Despite grower discontent and sporadic social disorder, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Peerless Coffee was founded in 1924 as a classic storefront roaster in Oakland. It has grown in size and presence since, but remains directly family owned and operated. Visit or call 800-235-3237 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Dark-roast fans who don’t need pronounced bitterness to convince them they’re drinking coffee. Displays solid dark-roast character while retaining sweetness and some Kenya complexity.


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