Coffee Review-Kenya Meru Kinjo Peaberry by Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2012
Origin: Meru County, central Kenya. Price: $19.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Gracefully intense aromatics with suggestions of lemon blossom, tart plum and apple round into a sweet-toned cup: honey, lemon, stone fruit. Tartly bright acidity; dry but lightly syrupy mouthfeel; long floral and lemony finish.

Notes: 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. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A powerfully acidy yet sweetly elegant version of the classic Kenya profile.


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