Lexington Coffee Roasters

Kapsakiso Kenya

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Bungoma region, western Kenya

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 60/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, crisply sweet-savory. Graham cracker, violet, black currant, blood-orange zest, raw chocolate in aroma and cup. Zesty, well-integrated acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The quietly elegant finish leads with soft florals in the short that build and deepen to black currant and chocolate in the long.


From the slopes of Mt. Elgon in far western Kenya rather than from the more familiar growing regions of central Kenya. Produced by the approximately 1,000 small-holding members of the Kapsakiso cooperative from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An enticing, classic Kenya: bright, juicy, crisp, powerful yet finely balanced.

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