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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Lennette Kenya

Location: La Jolla, California

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.99

Review Date: November 2013

Agtron: 56/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Juicy, sweetly bright. Blood orange, lily-like flowers, dark chocolate, minty black currant in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, perfectly balanced acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Hints of mint, orange and flowers carry into a richly drying finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #22 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. Produced entirely from the admired Kenya heirloom variety SL28. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Roaster of the Year” title from Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An exotic yet elegantly balanced Kenya, sweetly dry, lush yet restrained. Impressive and original.