Coffee Review-Kenya Nyeri AA Gaturiri byThe West Bean Coffee Roasters
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2012
Origin: Nyeri growing region, central Kenya. Price: $15.99/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisply tart, dry berry and pungent grapefruit dominate in aroma and cup, with rounding hints of nut-toned cocoa and caramel. Intense, brightly balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, dry, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Grown by the Kenyan Gaturiri Cooperative, this coffee consists entirely of coffee from trees of the much-admired Bourbon-derived hybrid variety SL 28. The West Bean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit or call 619-709-3232 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy big, dry white table wines with complex aromatics. This is an aficionado’s Kenya, elegant but uncompromising in its intense acidity and crisp, pungent fruit.


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