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Notch Coffee

Kenya Marumi AA

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Origin: Maragua, Muranga County, Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2017

Agtron: 55/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet-savory, floral-toned. Mulberry, rhododendron, lemon verbena, white peppercorn, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweet, rounded acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to mulberry and roasted cacao nib in the short; notes of white peppercorn return in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the SL28 and SL34 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 coffees. Notch roasts in small batches to maintain quality and also offers a signature line of cold-brew, ready-to-drink coffees and concentrates. Visit www.notchcoffeee.com for more information; to order, email hello@notchcoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: An appealing Kenya cup, driven by berry and spice notes and vanilla-like florals.