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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters

Kenya Ndaroini AA

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2017

Agtron: 54/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, deeply and richly sweet. Dried coconut, dark chocolate, cherry blossom, tamarind, molasses in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced, sweetly savory acidity; delicate, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant finish is deeply layered, leading with notes of cherry blossom and molasses in the short, followed by tart tamarind-like fruit notes, rounding to dark chocolate and a hint of coconut in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the admired 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. Dragonfly Coffee is a Boulder, Colorado-based micro-roaster that produces high-quality coffees and supports worthy causes. Visit www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com or call 303-579-2154 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A particularly deep-toned version of Kenya’s characteristic style of sweet-tart fruit and lively, bright acidity.