Seattle Coffee Works

Kenya Nyeri Kiamaina PB

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2017

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Elegant, richly sweet, deeply savory. Butterscotch, roasted cacao nib, dried jasmine, caraway seed, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying cocoa-toned finish is saturated with notes of butterscotch and dried jasmine.


Produced by the Kiamaina Cooperative, which currently has 600 members, led by factory manager Jane Mahinda and machine supervisor Purity Wanjiku. From trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of women-produced coffees for Coffee Review‘s June 2017 tasting report. Seattle Coffee Works is a small-batch retail and wholesale roasting company focused on quality and green coffee sourcing without compromise. Visit www.seattlecoffeeworks.com or call 206-340-8867 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Poised between rich sweetness and bold savory tones, this Kenya is refined and deeply satisfying.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2017 tasting report: Holding Up (More Than) Half The Sky: Coffees From Women Producers

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