Good Folks Coffee

Kenya Thaitu

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Origin: Nakuru County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intensely sweet, intricately rich. Pink grapefruit zest, blackberry, fresh pipe tobacco, lavender, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; crisp, satiny, buoyant mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of berry and citrus zest in the short, rounding to chocolate in the long, with spicy florals throughout.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. Produced by Thaitu Coffee Estate from trees of the SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Good Folks Coffee is a wholesale roaster based in Louisville, Kentucky. Visit www.goodfolkscoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A spice-toned, floral- and fruit-driven Kenya coffee, grounded by rich chocolate notes with hints of sweet pipe tobacco.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2017 tasting report: 2017 Holiday Gift Coffees

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