Coffee Review - Kenya Peaberry by Papa Lins Coffee
  • Papa Lin's Coffee Roasting

    Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri Peaberry

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Complex, intense, classic. Pungent black currant, blackberry, plum, night-blooming flowers, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly balanced, lavishly rich acidity. Big, syrupy mouthfeel. The pungent berry notes in particular carry into a deep, long, flavor-saturated finish.

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 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. Papa Lin's Coffee Roasting is a very small, “nano” roaster located in Yorktown Heights, New York, that features customized roasting profiles for every customer. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: In particular, those who enjoy the grand style of Kenya, big, juicy, bright, crisp, but anyone who wants a fine breakfast cup as arresting as it is balanced.


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