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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Kenya Karindundu

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.99/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2016

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, deeply pungent, sweetly savory. Lavender, pink peppercorn, gooseberry, lemongrass, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet-tart acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. Cocoa and lavender tones lead in a resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 23 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2016. Produced at the Karindundu mill from trees of the SL-28, SL-34 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. 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 coffee.  Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A powerhouse, flavor-saturated, classic Kenya cup: bright, deep and juicy-sweet.

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