Coffees of the World (Sam's Club)
|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Mt. Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania.|
|Review Date:||January 2008|
A low-key but still distinctive cup: crisp, lean-bodied, with sweet blackberry, dry black currant and pungently orange, nut and cedar notes. If it were not for a flavor-dampening undercurrent of wood this would be a 90-point coffee.
At Sam's Club in Northern California, $5.88 per 16-ounce bag whole-bean, or 37 cents per ounce. Sam's Club is a membership-only retailer and wholesaler with more than 580 locations in the United States, over 100 abroad and a robust web presence. For more information, visit www.samsclub.com or www.bayareacoffeeinc.com.
Who Should Drink It
A plausible Kenya-lite for those bargain-hunters who enjoy the pungent dry berry character of good Kenyas but find their often intense acidity too overbearing.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2008 tasting report: Big Bags from the Big Boxes: Value All-Arabicas from the Discount Chains