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The WestBean Coffee Roasters

Kenya Nyeri Giakanja

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $28.00/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 50/55

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Richly and deeply pungent. Honey, blood orange, blackberry, roasted cacao nib, lilac-like flowers, a hint of pungent wood (eucalyptus?) in aroma and cup. Big but gently expressed acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a long, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #20 coffee on Coffee Review’s ranking of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Giakanja mill is affiliated with the Giakanja Farmers Cooperative.The West Bean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A superb coffee in virtually every respect, grandly structured and original in aromatics, with a fine balance between honey-like sweetness and pungent and tart notes.