Arabica Express Kenya AA
|Roaster Location:||Narragansett, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Juan Valdez Pod Coffee Maker in a Podhead Sensation 62mm pod at a cup volume of 5 ounces): Flowers edging on sweet grass in the delicate, rather shallow aroma. In the cup softly and gently acidy, with tart but sweet cherry notes and a light (rather than thin) body and smooth mouthfeel. Short, clean, simple finish.
Notes: Despite declining production and unrest in coffee growing regions linked to alleged corruption, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most distinctive coffees. The Juan Valdez Pod Coffee Maker, manufactured by Salton (www.esalton.com), is unusual in two respects. It is co-branded and marketed by the Colombian Coffee Federation, the world's largest and most influential coffee cooperative, and, like the Bunn My Cafe, is designed to take all paper pod sizes, including the Juan Valdez brand 55mm size. Podhead is a one-stop Internet shopping site for paper-format pods, both branded espresso pods as well as two series of its own non-espresso pods, the 44mm Arabica Express pods designed for the Melitta One:One and compatible brewers, and the Arabica Express Sensation 62mm line designed for Senseo, Black & Decker, Mr. Coffee, and other compatible brewers. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Chablis drinkers.