Coffee Review - Kenya Gatomboya by CQ Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2013
Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Hazelnut, orangy citrus, night-blooming flowers, brown sugar in aroma and, more intensely, in the cup. Juicy, round, ripely lemony acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a rich 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. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very ripe, elegant acidity leads in this quietly classic Kenya.


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