Coffee Review - Kenya Kiaora by Strongtree Coffee
  • Strongtree Heirloom Organic Coffees

    Hudson, New York
  • Kenya AA Kiaora Estate Full City Roast

Roast: Medium Review Date: September 2011
Origin: Kirinyaga District, Central Highlands, Kenya. Price: $17.00/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Superb balance and complex, distinctive aromatics. Richly pungent, sweetly tart structure with cocoa-toned berry – blackberry, black currant – and hints of orange and fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Quietly rounded acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long, smooth and flavor-saturated.

Notes: Kiaora, or Kia Ora, produces only coffee from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety, and presents itself as the first coffee farm in Kenya to have achieved organic certification. Strongtree is a family-owned, quality-driven roaster specializing in organically certified coffees and located in historic Hudson, New York. Visit or call 518-697-8851 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Distinctive Kenya fruit in a superbly balanced, versatile cup.


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