Kenya Grand Cru, Store Roasted by Allegro Coffee Review |
  • Allegro Coffee

    Thornton, Colorado
  • Kenya Grand Cru, Store Roasted

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2003
Origin: South-central Kenya Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A quintessential Kenya: sweetly and richly acidy, the cup complicated by the crisp, complex, dry fruit notes characteristic of Kenyas: grapefruit, black currant, black cherry. The finish is dryly tart but clean.

Notes: Roasted in the store and sold in bulk at some Whole Foods Markets; $12.99/pound. Kenya is one of the world's great coffee origins. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers the best lots of Kenya it buys at auction every year as its "Grand Cru" Kenya. Visit or call 800-277-1107 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the classic American breakfast cup who want to move up to one of the world's finest expressions of that traditional cup.


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