Coffee Review - Kenya Gichathaini by Heart Coffee
  • Heart Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Kenya Gichathaini

Roast: Light Review Date: September 2011
Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Rich, deeply and sweetly expressed acidity dominates, nuanced by suggestions of grapefruit, tart pie cherry, fresh-cut fir and perhaps a rounding hint of table grape. Syrupy mouthfeel. Grapefruity citrus in particular carries into a sweet finish.

Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties. Grown by the Gikanda Cooperative and processed at the distinguished, award-winning Gichatha-Ini Factory or wet mill. Heart Coffee Roasters is a young, one-location micro-roasting company “aiming to bring the community the best possible coffee experience.” Visit or call 503-206-6602 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An acidity-lover’s coffee for sure, its grandly expressed brightness intensified by an unusually light roast.


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