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Paradise Roasters

Kenya AA Wagamuga Auction Lot

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: South-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: August 2007

Agtron: 45/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

In the aroma delicate but deep, floral, with Riesling-like wine tones and a hint of honey. In the cup surprisingly full in body, with a delicately syrupy mouthfeel and a deeply lush, floral-saturated honey character with a hint of dry berry. Rich finish with good flavor persistence. Slightly astringent, but the sweetness lingers to the far edge of possibility.

Notes:

Despite stresses brought on by charges of corruption and a confused transition toward an open market, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed, and has become a leading seller of competition-winning and other small-lot, elite coffees. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A coffee as extravagant as it is classic.

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