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Flight Coffee Co.

Kenya Kabare AB

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2014

Agtron: 64/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, pungent, with a deep, shifting complexity. Agave syrup, roasted cacao nib, lavender-like flowers, lemon drop and more in aroma and very sweet-toned cup. Richly tart, floral-toned acidity; light but buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Long, deep, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #17 coffee on Coffee Review’s ranking of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  From trees of the much-admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11. Despite grower discontent, inconsistent 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. Flight Coffee Co. (formerly CQ Coffee Roasters) is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.flightcoffeeco.com or call 603-836-6228 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Very sweet but superbly balanced structure and deep, engaging aromatics should please nearly everyone.