Allegro Coffee Roasters
Kenya AA, Grand Cru 1997
|Roaster Location:||Boulder, Colorado|
|Review Date:||December 1997|
Blind Assessment: The exhilaratingly bright, complexly winy acidity turns slightly hard and herbal as it settles on the palate, limiting the vivacity of the first impression. As the coffee cools the profile relaxes, allowing some rich sweetness to emerge behind the acidity.
Notes: A special selection for the holiday, this coffee's acidity is exhilaratingly bright and complexly winy. As the coffee cools the profile relaxes, allowing some rich sweetness to emerge. Kevin Knox, coffee buyer at Allegro, saves what he considers the best lots of the year's crop of Kenya AA to offer as a special selection for the holidays.
Who Should Drink It : The holiday factor:Hearty and authoritative enough for pumpkin pies and similar faux-country pleasures; lively enough to overcome post-prandial moroseness.
This review originally appeared in the December, 1997 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 1997