A dramatically light roast of a flawless coffee nets an intensely high-toned, delicate cup. Honey and flowers in the aroma, in the cup sweet-toned, wine-like acidity, silky mouthfeel, continued honey, flowers and white wine with a pungent hint of pipe tobacco. The finish is rich and dry without imbalancing astringency.
Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Willoughby's Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster recently reinvigorated and refocused on artisan roasting and a very extensive collection of elite single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of crisp, austerely delicate white table wines.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great