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Lone Oak Coffee Company

Kenya AA Nyeri

Location: Winchester, Virginia

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.25/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 59/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet/savory; delicate yet resonant. Raspberry, cranberry, fresh-cut redwood, alyssum-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly and lightly tart in structure with a savory edge; light but impressively plump and satiny in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around raspberry and alyssum in a sweet, gently drying finish.

Notes:

Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from physical imperfections. Lone Oak Coffee Company’s seven values — relationships, family, community, integrity, quality, education, and responsibility — inform its decisions about coffee from bean to cup. For more information, call 540-905-8991 or visit www.loneoakcoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A light-footed and crisply elegant Kenya; if the big, emphatic Kenyas are Cabernets, this one is a Pinot Noir.