Four Barrel Coffee
Kamoini Black Coffee
|Roaster Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||July 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Juicy, tart-leaning, sweetly savory. Pie cherry, cocoa nib, freesia-like flowers, hazelnut toffee, myrrh. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant acidity; delicate, crisp mouthfeel. The savory-sweet theme continues into the finish with undertones of freesia and myrrh.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a tasting of ready-to-drink black coffees for Coffee Review’s July 2020 tasting report. This single-origin Kenya Kamoini was brewed hot, then chilled quickly without exposure to oxygen before being canned. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. Four Barrel is a café in San Francisco's Mission District with an in-house roasting facility. Visit www.fourbarrelcoffee.com or call 415-252-0800 for more information.
The Bottom Line : Classic Kenya cup profile captured in cold-coffee form: sweet-tart fruit notes juxtaposed with a cocoa and sweet-savory throughline.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2020 tasting report: RTD Rising: Single-Origin Cold Coffees Elevate the Game