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Vigilante Coffee

Kenya Gathiruini

Location: Washington, DC

Origin: Kiambu County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $25.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2016

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, sweetly pungent. Black currant, wisteria, spicy oak, bergamot, vanilla in aroma and cup. Vibrant, sweetly tart acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is high-toned, sweetly herbaceous, focused around bergamot and vanilla notes.

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. Vigilante Coffee Company was founded in Washington DC’s H Street NE neighborhood in 2012. Vigilante prides itself on directly sourcing its coffees, supporting its local community, and producing the freshest coffee possible. For more information, visit www.vigilantecoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A complex, resonant Kenya, saturated with lush flower, herb and fruit notes.