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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.

Notes:

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.