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JBC Coffee Roasters

Kii Kenya

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: South-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 58/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Elegantly dry but deeply sweet. Lavender-like flowers, blackberry, strawberry, dark chocolate, black sage in aroma and cup. Briskly dry but very sweet acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers carry into a long, resonant finish.

Notes:

Produced by the Rung’eto Farmers Cooperative Society, mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL 28 and SL 34 varieties. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Kenya balance and contrast – an elegant combination of dry, crisp, almost savory sensations enveloped in sweetness – is impressively on display here.