|Roaster Location:||Irvine, California|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||December 2002|
Blind Assessment: Classic Kenya profile: Austerely dry and acidy, with a crisp, astringent-yet-sweet fruit note that coffee professionals are fond of describing as black current. If black current does not ring any synapses, try dried cherries. However described, this flavor note is exceptional in the world of coffee. The discerning reader who nominated this coffee offered no description, but bravely rated it a 95 to 100.
Notes: AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee, based mainly on bean size. Diedrich Coffee is a publicly traded, quality-oriented specialty chain headquartered in California that benefits from the coffee leadership of Martin Diedrich, a third-generation member of a family of coffee growers and roasters. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Lovers of intense, austere, acidy coffees with an exotic fruit twist.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2002 tasting report: Readers' Choices