Coffee Review - Kenya AA Mukurweini by Victrola Coffee
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Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Mukurweini District, Central Kenya. Price: $18.00/12 ounces
 

Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, richly dry. Blackberry and black currant notes dominate in aroma and cup, supported by hints of flowers, honey and cedar. Round, complexly expressed acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet-toned, resonant finish.

Notes: Produced by the Ruthaka FCS Cooperative from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL 28 variety of Arabica as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11 variety. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from physical imperfections. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Kenya richly displays all the pleasures of the type: big but rounded acidity; elegantly complex, sweetly tart berry notes; silky mouthfeel.

AROMA:9
ACIDITY:9
BODY:9
FLAVOR:9
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:53/63

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