Espresso Review - Kenya AA Nyeri Ndiaini Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2011
Origin: Nyeri County, Kenya. Price: $13.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Intense, multidimensional citrus in the aromatics: layered suggestions of grapefruit, lemon, lime. Light but buoyant mouthfeel. Lively in the short cup: cranberry, lime zest, chocolate and cedar carry into a dryish finish. Balanced and sweet in two parts milk: more sweet citrus and a hint of toasted almond.

Notes: Grown by the Gakuyu Farmers Cooperative, this coffee consists entirely of the admired Bourbon-derived hybrid SL 28. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate bright, somewhat dry, white table wines. Also an interesting change of pace for those who take their espresso with frothed milk; carries its distinctive profile with some authority even into tallish milk.


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