Black Apron Kirinyaga Kenya
Delicately fruity aroma, sweet cherry with a hint of chocolate. In the cup sweet, rich, surprisingly full-bodied, with a dry, wine-toned black currant fruit and a slight burned undercurrent. Sweetly rich short finish, but a hint of burned astringency shadows the long. This was the highest rated of three Starbucks coffees nominated and reviewed for this article.
his Kenya is from the production of six cooperative mills that process fresh coffee fruit from the many small member farms surrounding the mills. 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. This is the ninth in Starbucks' Black Apron series of limited production, elite single-origin coffees. Visit www.starbucks.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those interested in convenience and a good Kenya - shortly you should be able to find this coffee almost everywhere there is a Starbucks, which is a lot of wheres.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2006 tasting report: Romance and Perfection: 2006 Readers' Choices