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Espresso Republic

Static Kenya Kirimahiga

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Muranga County, south-central KenyaMur

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2017

Agtron: 52/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet-savory. Brown sugar, baker’s chocolate, black currant, rye grain or flour, fine musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of chocolate and black currant.

Notes:

Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: An engaging, classic Kenya cup, with sweet and savory notes in balance, including an intriguing undertone suggesting the flavor of Russian rye bread.