Coffee Review - Kenya Thiriku by Counter Culture Coffee
  • Counter Culture Coffee

    Durham, North Carolina
  • Kenya Thiriku

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2011
Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya. Price: $16.25/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rose-like flowers hover over a richly tart black currant note – think grapefruit fused with blackberry – in both aroma and cup. Crisp, delicately rich acidity with a hint of bite; silky mouthfeel.

Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica, this coffee was grown by the Thiriku Coffee Growers Cooperative Society. Counter Culture is a wholesale specialty roaster with an informative and lively website, a commitment to fine coffee and youthful, enthusiastic leadership. Visit or call 888-238-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A slightly bitterish but pleasing bite gives authority to this richly classic Kenya with its spicy floral and pungent berry notes.


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