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Intelligentsia Coffee

Kenya

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2005

Agtron: 51/60

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

The aroma is sweet-toned and intense: cedar, semi-sweet chocolate, raisins. In the cup, dry, spicy berry, grapefruit, Bordeaux-like wine notes. The flavor notes persist in the slightly but pleasantly astringent finish.

Notes:

Despite national coffee leadership marred by confusion and accusations of corruption, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. 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 gently austere, spicily dry red table wines.


This review originally appeared in the July, 2005 tasting report: Watch It, Seattle: Chicago-Area Coffees

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