|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||November 2003|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, complex aroma: sweet citrus, cherry, apple. In the cup gently acidy, while the fruit maintains its complex, elegant trajectory: Meyer lemon, grapefruit, tart berry. The initial, almost shocking rush of sweetness is balanced by a crisply bitter finish.
Notes: Kenya, always one of the world's most distinctive and admired coffee origins, seems to be having a particularly good year. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of discreet drama.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2003 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees