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Mystic Monk Coffee

Kenyan Kabare

Location: Clark, Wyoming

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2014

Agtron: 52/63

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, gently pungent. Caramel, vanilla, lavender-like flowers, black currant, a hint of ripe grapefruit in aroma and cup. Delicately tart, berry-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Berry and sweet chocolate in the short finish; rather drying in the long.

Notes:

From trees of the much-admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent, inconsistent government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Mystic Monk Coffee is a small-batch roaster associated with a Carmelite monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks emphasize an artisan approach to roasting and a commitment to quality. Visit www.mysticmonkcoffee.com or call 877-751-6377 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A brisk but sweet, juicy rendition of the great Kenya profile.