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Klatch Coffee

Kenya Gachatha AA

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $24.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2015

Agtron: 54/76

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Extraordinary authority and complexity. Honey, complexly-expressed flowers – lavender, lilac – candied grapefruit, underlying suggestions of sweet herb. Sweetly and richly bright acidity; buoyantly syrupy mouthfeel. Finishes with immense sweetness enveloping a crisp, drying edge.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 4 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. Produced from trees of the admired Bourbon-derived SL 28 and SL 34 varieties of Arabica. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from physical defects. Despite grower discontent, confusing government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Unique version of the great Kenya profile: intricately floral, honey-sweet, brisk but juicy.