|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||August 2008|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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