Coffee Review - Kenya Gaturiri by Mountain Air
  • Mountain Air Roasting

    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Gaturiri Nyeri Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Nyeri growing region, Central Highlands, Kenya. Price: $22.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Tart, pungent, juicy. Honey, meadowy flowers, date, tangerine in aroma and in a particularly complex cup. Rich, juicy acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor persists in a deep, gently drying finish.

Notes: Grown by the Kenyan Gaturiri Cooperative, this coffee consists entirely of coffee from trees of the much-admired Bourbon-derived hybrid varieties SL 28, and SL 34. Mountain Air Roasting is a micro-roaster of specialty coffees based in Asheville, North Carolina whose straightforward mission is producing the best cup of coffee, every morning. Visit or call 828-423-0321 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the richly bright, juicy side of the great Kenya cup.


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