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PT's Coffee Roasting

Thiriku AA Kenya

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Central Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $24.50/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 47/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intense; deep, spice-complicated sweetness. Black currant, baker’s chocolate, peppercorn medley, black sage, a hint of lush lily in aroma and cup. Balanced and lively in structure: sweetly tart with a savory edge. Plush, silky mouthfeel. Chocolate moves forward in a resonant, long, lively finish.

Notes:

Produced by the Thiriku Coffee Growers Cooperative Society from trees of the SL-28, SL-34 and Ruiru varieties of Arabica. Processed by a particularly meticulous Kenya variation on the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from imperfections. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Mysterious and extraordinary in the Kenya style: simultaneously sweet, savory, tart and entirely and grandly vibrant.