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JBC Coffee Roasters

Gikanda Kenya

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: South-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.25/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 55/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 10

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly bright, spicy and savory-edged. Orange zest, black currant, baker’s chocolate, tamarind, floral-toned vanilla, redwood in aroma and cup. Deeply bright and richly savory in structure; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Very deep, very lasting finish, saturated with flavor: chocolate, black currant, vanilla.

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. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Superb version of the classic sweet-savory, crisply juicy, fragrantly floral-edged Kenya cup.