Coffee Review - Kenya Gichatha-Ini by Bird Rock Coffee
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  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

    La Jolla, California
  • Kenya Gichatha-Ini

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Central Province, Kenya. Price: $22.00/12 ounces
 

Blind Assessment: Deep, rich, balanced. Pungent fruit – grapefruit, black currant – is enveloped in a nut-toned dark chocolate. Softly rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly resonant finish.

Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL 28 and SL 34 varieties. Grown by the Gikanda Co-op and processed at the distinguished, award-winning Gichatha-Ini Factory. Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffeeroasters.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The pungent Kenya fruit is gently deepened by the roast, rounding complexity and softening acidity.

AROMA:9
ACIDITY:8
BODY:9
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:47/64


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