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Lexington Coffee Roasters

Kibugu Kenya

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Kiambu County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2016

Agtron: 60/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, sweetly savory. Dried mulberry, pipe tobacco, wisteria, tamarind, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, sweet-toned finish centers around mulberry and cacao nib in the short, with suggestions of tamarind resurfacing in the long.

Notes:

Produced by the Kibugu Farmers Cooperative Society and processed at the Gikirima wet mill. 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 coffee. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup: deeply floral, with a pleasing, richly resonant balance of sweet and savory.