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Growers Alliance Coffee

Gourmet Kenya

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Origin: Kenya.

Roast: Dark

Est. Price:

Review Date: November 2009

Agtron: 32/44

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet caramel-toned aroma with a mild roasty pungency and soft, backgrounded fruit. The sweetness and aromatic notes carry into the cup and complicate as the cup cools, revealing a distinct black currant and cherry-chocolate character. The pungent roastiness lingers softly in the finish.

Notes:

This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Growers Alliance is a coffee roasting company based in Florida that was founded by coffee growers from Kenya. Their goal is to create awareness and educate coffee consumers about organic and Fair Trade single-origin coffees. Visit www.growersalliance.com or call 888-309-7397 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A moderately dark roast deepens the sweetness and rounds the dry fruit of this Kenya.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2009 tasting report: Quality and Fair Trade Certified Coffees

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