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Collage Coffee

Karimikui AA Kenya

Location: Grove City, Pennsylvania

Origin: Central Kenya

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $15.00/10 ounces

Review Date: June 2019

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Deep, rich, roundly pungent. Lime zest, date, maple syrup, magnolia, fresh-cut cedar. Balanced sweet-tart-savory in structure, with a lime-brightened gleam of acidity. Full, syrupy though drying mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a robust, layered short finish, fading and drying slightly in the long.

Notes:

Processed by a particularly meticulous Kenya variation on the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds in two stages before they are dried. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from imperfections. Colläge Coffee is a micro-roastery featuring specialty coffee and house brewed kombucha. Colläge works with local artists to promote fine arts in its region, and loves serving its community. This coffee is available for purchase at the Colläge store and cafe, 221 South Broad Street, Grove City, Pennsylvania.

The Bottom Line: A big, richly, authoritative sweet-savory Kenya, lifted and animated by shimmers of flowers and tart citrus.

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