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Barrington Coffee Roasting

Gatugi Triple

Location: Lee, Massachusetts

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $13.34/4 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 58/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Bright, crisply sweet-savory. Black currant, honeysuckle, ripe tomato, spearmint, cedar in aroma and cup. Equal parts sweet, savory and tart in structure with lively acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of black currant and honeysuckle carry the resonant, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

This coffee is available exclusively as a part of the Barrington Coffee Curated Collection, which includes four ounces each of three distinguished coffees for $39.95. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Produced by members of the Othaya Cooperative from trees of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit www.barringtoncoffee.com or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

 

The Bottom Line: A confident Kenya with a classic cup profile: bright, juicy, with prominent fruit and floral tones grounded by a resonant current of umami.

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