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Lexington Coffee Roasters

Kenya Kikai

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Bungoma region, western Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.75/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 57/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly and deeply pungent; intense but balanced. Peach, plum, black currant, narcissus-like flowers, fresh-cut elm in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, nuanced acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Flowers in particular saturate a rich, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #9 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. From the slopes of Mt. Elgon in far western Kenya rather than from the more familiar growing regions of central Kenya. Produced by the nearly 2,000 very small-holding members of the Kikai cooperative. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Kenya; almost perfectly structured and finely nuanced around sweetly tart fruit and fragrant floral suggestions.