CQ Coffee Roasters

Kenya Baragwi Kagongo Peaberry

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: South-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 49/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, deep, pungent. Black currant and blackberry; opulent flowers; dark chocolate; hints of fresh herb – black sage, cilantro – in aroma and cup. Powerful, richly tart acidity; plush mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated finish.


Despite grower discontent and sporadic social disorder, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.cqcoffeeroasters.com or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy big, intense coffees expressing great range in structure and aromatics, from sweet flowers through complex fruit to savory hints of herb.