Espresso Review - Mihuti Kenya Espresso by Johnson Brothers
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Central Kenya. Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Deep, sweet-toned aroma: dark chocolate, butter, leather, a hint of pineapple. In the small cup the pineapply fruit note moves forward and dry anise and cedar notes complicate the sweet chocolate. The buttery smoothness of the aroma reasserts itself in a very persistent, complex finish. Rather light, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very fine in three parts milk: buttery chocolate, pineapply fruit, richly balance.

Notes: Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. This Kenya is specially roasted for espresso brewing. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An engagingly aromatic and complex straight shot that develops with balance and rich nuance in cappuccino-sized milk.


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