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.
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.
Richly and brightly sweet-savory. Raspberry, lemon verbena, cocoa nib, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Complex, bittersweet structure with juicy acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of cocoa nib and pink grapefruit zest.
Balanced, deeply sweet. Black currant, ginger blossom, orange zest, cedar, cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with malic (green apple-like) acidity; delicately satiny mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of cocoa nib and cedar.
Juicy-bright, multi-layered. Red currant, salted caramel, blood orange, star jasmine, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with richly vibrant, balanced acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The complexity of the cup carries through in the long, juicy finish.
Crisply sweet-tart. Cocoa powder, lavender, golden raisin, agave syrup, lime zest in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Delicate, chocolaty finish with lavender undertones.
Balanced, deeply sweet-savory. Red currant, maple syrup, almond brittle, lime zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with savory acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Sweet, inviting finish with notes of maple syrup and almond brittle.
Richly sweet-savory. Date, grapefruit zest, molasses, cedar, cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of cocoa-toned date and cedar with crisp cocoa underneath.
Complex, deeply engaging. Bing cherry, pomelo, salted caramel, lemon balm, cedar in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet-tart with vivacious acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around notes of cherry and bittersweet citrus.
Sweetly spiced-toned, chocolaty. Dried plum, maple syrup, pink peppercorn, dark chocolate, star jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with high-toned acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The especially long, resounding finish carries over all the flavor notes from the cup.