Coffee Review - Africa Kitamu by Starbucks Coffee
  • Starbucks Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Africa Kitamu

Roast: Dark Review Date: November 2011
Origin: East Africa. Price: $7.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Impressive aroma: dark chocolate, a hint of pungent, grapefruity citrus. Both fade in the cup and disappear entirely in a heavily astringent, roast-flattened finish. Lean, watery mouthfeel.

Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a sealed 12-ounce foil-laminated bag with one-way valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California; 67 cents per dry ounce. Composed of 100% Arabica coffees. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Once past the aroma not much here. A whole-bean version of this blend bought from a Starbucks store doubtless would maintain more of the initially pleasing aromatics.


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