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.
Roast-touched, floral-toned, richly chocolaty. Narcissus, chocolate fudge, black cherry, almond, lightly scorched mesquite in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with crisp, malic acidity, suggesting green apple; full, creamy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to chocolate fudge and black cherry with undertones of smoky mesquite.
Deeply sweet, richly savory. Dark chocolate, pistachio, red currant jam, honeysuckle, a hint of marjoram in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with elegant, lilting acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and red currant, with undertones of crisp marjoram.
Price: $16.00/8 ounces
Richly spiced-toned, deeply sweet. Dried apricot, molasses, pink peppercorn, dark chocolate, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with engaging, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish leads with dried apricot and dark chocolate, followed in the long by jasmine and pink peppercorn.
Richly sweet, spice-toned. Roasted cacao nib, tamarind, tangerine zest, freesia-like flowers, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Resonant finish centers on notes of cocoa-toned tamarind and freesia.
Complex, layered, spice-toned. Coconut, blackberry, ginger blossom, wild honey, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. The structure is sweet, tart and savory in balance with juicy, bright acidity. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish centers around berry and coconut, supported by ginger blossom and chocolate.
Bright, richly sweet-savory. Red currant, hop flowers, fresh-cut cedar, roasted cacao nib, almond brittle in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with resonant, high-toned acidity; viscous, satiny mouthfeel. The lingering finish leads with red currant and almond brittle in the short, settling to cacao nib and hop flowers in the long.