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Klatch Coffee

Kenya Makwa AB

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2014

Agtron: 54/67

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 10

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Immensely rich and complex. Blood orange, black currant, dark chocolate, sandalwood, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Resonantly balanced, floral-toned acidity. Plush, lively mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #4 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. Produced from trees of the admired Bourbon-derived SL 28 variety of Arabica as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11 variety. 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: Extraordinary coffee with the always astounding Kenya fusion of big, berry-toned sweetness with crisp, dry authority and aromatic depth and complexity.