Kenya by Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters

    Chicago, Illinois
  • Kenya

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: South-central Kenya Price: $14.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: High-toned, complex aroma: sweet citrus, cherry, apple. In the cup gently acidy, while the fruit maintains its complex, elegant trajectory: Meyer lemon, grapefruit, tart berry. The initial, almost shocking rush of sweetness is balanced by a crisply bitter finish.

Notes: Kenya, always one of the world's most distinctive and admired coffee origins, seems to be having a particularly good year. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit or call 888-945-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of discreet drama.


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