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.
Richly sweet, deeply savory, juicy-bright. Blackberry, finger lime, dark chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, star jasmine in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with high-toned acidity; plush, viscous mouthfeel. The long finish is richly floral with undertones of dark chocolate and lime.
Richly sweet-savory, deep-toned. Red currant, cola, dark chocolate, bay leaf, violet in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; very full, syrupy smooth mouthfeel. Resonant, integrated finish centered around notes of red currant and dark chocolate.
Intensely aromatic, delicately fruit-forward. Milk chocolate, orange zest, cedar, candied apple, hint of narcissus in aroma and cup. Gently brisk acidy; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit-toned chocolate in the crisp finish.
Richly sweet-savory, deep-toned. Ripe tomato, cocoa nib, black currant, bay leaf, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. High-toned, juicy acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that carries over all the aromas and flavors of the cup.
Sweetly tart, richly savory. Magnolia, pink grapefruit zest, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, toffee in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet, complex structure with high-toned acidity; plush, very syrupy mouthfeel. Magnolia and blackberry notes lead in the long, resonant finish.
Richly sweet-savory, juicy-bright. Dark chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, tangerine zest, cedar in aroma and cup. High-toned, lively acidity; crisp, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish sustains its flavor-saturated structure far into the long.
Richly sweet, berry-toned. Blackberry, salted caramel, pink grapefruit zest, lemon balm, oak in aroma and cup. Balanced, bright acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to caramel and citrus notes.
Chocolaty and sweetly herbaceous. Dark chocolate, dried peach, sage, narcissus, scorched cedar in aroma and cup. Complex sweet-savory structure with rich, balanced acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to smoky chocolate and sage notes.
Berry-toned, richly floral, chocolaty. Mulberry, dark chocolate, lily, scorched oak, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Bittersweet with round, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, supple mouthfeel. Long, flavor-saturated finish, crisp and sweet.
Richly sweet-tart. Black currant, hazelnut, cocoa nib, freesia, maple syrup, cedar in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet structure with juicy acidity; silky, viscous mouthfeel. Floral-toned finish with cedar undertones.
Richly sweet-savory, multi-layered. Blackberry, dark chocolate, salted caramel, fresh-cut cedar, narcissus in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with juicy-bright acidity; plush, creamy mouthfeel. The long finish leads with dark chocolate and narcissus.
Savory-sweet, deep and juicy. Pomegranate, ginger flower, dark chocolate, pomelo zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Savory-leaning structure with cola-like, phosphoric acidity; viscous, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated finish — long, chocolaty, fruity and spice-toned.
Sweet-savory, richly layered, complex. Tamarind, tangerine zest, Nutella, black sage, myrrh in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with citrusy acidity; very full, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, satisfying finish driven by tart fruit, citrus zest and dark chocolate impulses.
Deeply sweet-savory, yet bright and juicy. Dark chocolate, candycap mushroom, red currant, marjoram, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The very long, very sweet finish is flavor-laden and rich.
High-toned, richly bright. Pomegranate, red currant, cane sugar, almond brittle, narcissus in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish leads with notes of pomegranate and almond.`
Complex, multi-layered. Black currant, wisteria, dark chocolate, black walnut, a hint of sage in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with elegantly juicy acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Chocolaty finish with undertones of walnut and sage.
Price: NT $349/8 ounces
Complex, nuanced, multi-layered. Black currant, freesia, amber, toffee, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, high-toned acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with black currant and toffee notes in the short, rounding to amber and cedar in the long.
Richly sweet-savory, spice-toned. Dried fig, pistachio, allspice, narcissus, salted caramel in aroma and cup. Vibrantly sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of salted caramel and allspice.
Confident, juicy-bright. Black currant, cocoa nib, freesia, orange zest, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. High-toned structure with phosphoric acidity; medium-weight, viscous mouthfeell. The lively finish leads with notes of black currant and hints of spice-toned florals.