Kenya AA - Green by Ichamara Review |
  • Ichamara

  • Kenya AA - Green

Roast: NA Review Date: March 1999
Origin: Kenya Price: NA

Blind Assessment: I liked this coffee. For me it displayed the typical strength of fine Kenyas: clean, bright, berry-nuanced fruit and tremendous dimension. Most of the panelists didn't taste it that way. They found the acidity a touch too astringent, particularly in aftertaste. One eloquently sat the fence: "good berry flavors, a 'juicy' cup, [but] finish a bit astringent. Needs balance." A darker roast might help achieve that balance by softening the acidity.

Notes: This coffee has good berry flavors, but the finish is a bit astringent, and needed balance, which may be achieved through a darker roast. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. This sample is from an auction lot from a single cooperatively owned Kenya mill. Peaberries occur when the coffee fruit produces a single oval bean rather than two beans with matching flat sides. Peaberries typically display slightly different cup charac

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