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Topeca Coffee Roasters

Kenya Nyeri Peaberry

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.40/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2015

Agtron: 55/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Pungent, layered, deeply complex. Blackcurrant, dark chocolate, lavender, orange zest, fresh-cut maple in aroma and cup. Vivid, brightly sweet acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Round, ringingly rich finish, saturated with flavor.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 14 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015.  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. This coffee consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading.Topeca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superb Kenya, extraordinarily bright and juicy but without a trace of sharpness. Aroma and flavor are deeply expressed and engaging.