Arabica Express Kenya AA
|Roaster Location:||Narragansett, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Melitta One:One single-serve brewing device in a Podhead Arabica Express brand 44mm pod at a cup volume of 5 ounces): Subdued, faintly rich aroma, with wine and walnut notes and regrettable hints of cardboard. In the cup medium bodied with a roundly acidy, wine-like character and a touch of lush sweetness, though the cardboard still lurks. Rich in the short finish, mildly astringent in the long.
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 Melitta One:One was one of the earliest single-serve brewing devices to enter the North American market. 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 : A Kenya seen stale and from afar.