Kenya coffee is one of the more universally admired of coffee origins. Although Kenya produces less and less coffee every year, the coffee it does produce continues to rank among the world’s greatest and most consistent. The characteristic Kenya coffee profile is a triumph of classic refinement based on Kenya producers’ loyalty to their unique traditional coffee varieties and traditional wet processing and drying procedures. As is often the case in Ethiopia, the great coffees from Kenya are the product of disciplined cooperatives of small-holding producers.
Kenya Coffee Ratings and Reviews
The Kenya coffee reviews below are listed in reverse chronological order by review date. Only reviews published in the past five years are displayed. Click here to view older reviews of coffees from Kenya. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.
Sweetly savory, deep-toned. Black currant, tomato leaf, tangerine, amber, jasmine in aroma and cup. Bright, savorly-leaning structure with sparkling acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The rich finish centers around notes of black currant and tangerine.
Sweetly bright, richly savory. Narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, ripe blackberry, cocoa nib, salted caramel in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, complex structure with juicy acidity; plush, very syrupy mouthfeel. Narcissus and salted caramel notes lead in the long, resonant finish.
Rich-toned, deeply sweet-savory. Red currant, mustard flower, cocoa nib, butterscotch, almond butter in aroma and cup. Balanced, richly sweet-savory structure with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to cocoa-toned red currant with butterscotch undertones.
Rich-toned, complex. Blackberry, dark chocolate, magrut lime leaf, fresh-cut cedar, narcissus in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy-bright acidity; plush, creamy mouthfeel. The long finish consolidates to blackberry and dark chocolate notes with hints of pink peppercorn.
Sweetly sweet-savory. Red currant, violet, oregano, cocoa nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The subtle finish consolidates to notes of red currant and cocoa nib.
Complex, richly bittersweet. Cocoa nib, goji berry, myrrh, cashew butter, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with goji berry and hop flowers in the short, rounding to cashew butter in the long.
Balanced, vibrant, juicy. Black currant, narcissus, toffee, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious, sparkling acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to toffee and cedar.
Deeply sweet-savory. Black tea, dark chocolate, golden raisin, sandalwood, tiger lily in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet with crisp acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Sandalwood and black tea lead in the finish.
Savory-sweet, richly aromatic. Red currant, candycap mushroom, tangerine zest, dark chocolate, cedar in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Chocolaty finish with notes of red currant and tangerine zest in the short, candycap mushroom in the long.
Juicy, bright, classic. Sweetly savory, deep-toned. Black currant, amber, brown sugar, magnolia, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with vibrant acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to cocoa-toned florals and fruit.
Balanced, richly sweet, spice-toned. Apricot, cocoa nib, lilac, coriander, amber in aroma and cup. Deep, sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is both crisp and juicy, leading with notes of apricot and coriander in the short and rich, cocoa-toned florals in the long.
Bright, richly sweet, complex. Red currant, jasmine, dark chocolate, tangerine zest, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure, with juicy-bright acidity. Crisply silky mouthfeel. The balanced, integrated finish is centered around notes of red currant and dark chocolate, with hints of tangerine zest into the long.
Complex, multi-layered. Almond brittle, black cherry, dark chocolate, narcissus, mustard seed in aroma and small cup. Sweetly savory with juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth, lively mouthfeel. Resonant, long, flavor-saturated finish consolidates to suggestions of black cherry and almond brittle.
Rich-toned, chocolaty. Baking chocolate, black currant, freesia-like flowers, clove, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The delicate finish leads with chocolate and freesia in the short, clove and agave syrup in the crisp-toned long.
Rich-toned, expressively layered, deeply sweet-savory. Ginger flower, toasted coconut, dried red currant, wild honey, cedar in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with high-toned, vibrant acidity; plush, creamy mouthfeel. The long, intense finish is centered around notes of ginger and wild honey, with supporting notes of red currant and coconut.
Richly sweet-savory. Ripe heirloom tomato, pomegranate, cocoa nib, sage, narcissus in aroma and cup. Complex sweet-savory-tart structure with elegantly bright acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Long, lingering, flavor-saturated finish that foregrounds tomato, pomegranate and cocoa notes.
Nuanced, multi-layered. Almond brittle, pomegranate, dark chocolate, narcissus, lemon-thyme in aroma and small cup. Sweetly savory with juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth, vibrant mouthfeel with. Resonant, long, flavor-saturated finish.
Balanced, sweetly savory. Wisteria, black currant, lime zest, tamarind, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with bight, juicy acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of tamarind, supported by lime zest and cedar.
Sweet-toned, richly aromatic. Red currant, honey, narcissus, cedar, lavender in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The short finish consolidates to notes of red currant and honey, carrying far into the long.
Evaluated as espresso. Richly sweet-tart, high-toned, deeply aromatic. Dried pomegranate, honeysuckle, dark chocolate, amber, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and small cup. Plush, voluptuous mouthfeel; resonant, flavor-laden finish. Superb in cappuccino-scaled milk: chocolaty and floral-toned.