Reviews for Kean Coffee
Sweetly tart, deeply floral. Honeysuckle, mango, sarsparilla, butterscotch, pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Juicy, buoyantly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The quietly resonant finish centers around sarsparilla and butterscotch.
Lively, sweetly floral. Peach, honeysuckle, almond, roasted cacao nib, orange zest in aroma and cup. Round, lightly juicy acidity; lean though satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish leads with honeysuckle in the short, following with crisp almond and cocoa tones in the long.
Intense, exotic, exhilarating. Moist, fresh-fallen leaves, ripe watermelon, blackberry, nut-toned chocolate, jasmine-like flowers, considerably more in aroma and cup. Pungent, juicy acidity; plushly soft mouthfeel. Deep, balanced, thoroughly flavor-saturated finish.
Richly and deeply sweet. Molasses, baker’s chocolate, passion fruit, oak and gardenia in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, lively acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Passion fruit notes carry into the resonantly sweet and quietly tart finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Deeply sweet yet richly tart; intricate. Bakers’ chocolate, raspberry, blood orange, lily-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Plump, velvety mouthfeel. Lightly resonant, savory-sweet finish. In three parts milk, buttery cocoa, tart fruit and big floral notes.
Sweetly brisk; layered and intricate. Roasted cacao nib, cashew, black currant, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries with impressive completeness into a long, sweet finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Sweet, delicate, balanced. Vanilla, orange, citrus flowers and roasted cacao nib are lightly expressed in aroma and deeply in the small cup. Smoothly silky, lively mouthfeel; crisply resonant finish. Flavor carries well into three parts milk: almondy orange, cacao nib, flowers.
Subtle, softly complex. Rounded fresh-cut fir, roasted cacao nib, honeyish meadow flowers in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A hint of citrus turns up in a quietly rich finish.
Intense, exotic, balanced. Lush night-blooming flowers, roasted cacao nib, butter, hints of cedar and plum in aroma and cup. Richly round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists deep into a balanced, slightly drying finish.
Dramatic, intense, distinctive. Aroma and flavor are dominated by the unique and unmistakable Kenya note, a pungently cedary, lemony blackberry, very sweet yet dry in the mouthfeel, a note that is often tagged with the simplifying term black currant. This sample displayed deepening complications of musk and malt as well. Crisp yet juicy acidity; silky mouthfeel. Briefly bittersweet in the short finish, then opens into a spectacular long finish, ringing with sweetness and complex layers of flavor.
Crisp, with a spicy, savory edge. Fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib, hints of cumin, sage and sweet root vegetable in aroma and cup. Balanced structure; soft acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate suggestion sweetens in the finish.
Quiet but deeply and sweetly complex. Butter, roasted cacao nib, dark cherry, a hint of clove, and a tangerine-like top note in aroma and cup. Delicately crisp acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lingers in a sweet-toned, slightly drying finish.
Rich, deep, floral. Dark chocolate, night-blooming flowers, molasses, prune, with a brightening hint of tangerine-like citrus in aroma and cup. Juicy, complexly expressed acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The citrus hint in particular lingers in a resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Delicate, crisp, vibrantly complex. Floral suggestions range from honeysuckle to rose to lavender. Honey, cocoa-nib, almond in aroma and cup. Gently and sweetly brisk acidity; quite light but very silky mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish has deep and lasting persistence despite the delicacy of the cup.
Very sweet, deeply pungent. Blackberry, black currant, fir, with a backgrounded dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Pungent though rather muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Richly drying finish.
Intense and dramatic. Lushly sweet, honeysuckle-like flowers are balanced by tart, bitterish bergamot and lavender. Richly bright acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. Flowers carry into a resonant but quite dry finish.
Straightforward, finely structured. Balanced and sweet-toned in aroma and cup, with distinct milk chocolate notes and hints of lemon, cedar and raisin. Roundly rich acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly the chocolate, carries deep into a long, clean finish.