Kenya AA – Green
|Review Date:||March 1999|
Blind Assessment: This was my personal favorite for its explosion of flowers and fruit and long, chocolate-toned finish. I wasn't alone. I counted two "wows!" scrawled on the cupping forms, a significant wow-quotient given the usually restrained disposition of the panel. Although most stopped short of wow, they did register their admiration for this coffee's bright, nuanced fruit and balanced matrix. Only one dissenter: "Bright, lemony cup, ... but I want more body and depth." Once again, a darker roast might go a long way toward developing that depth.
Notes: Rated a "wow" from the reviewers -- explosion of flowers and fruit and long, chocolate-toned finish. A darker roast might develop body and depth. This Kenya AA sample is from an auction lot from a single cooperatively owned Kenya mill.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1999 tasting report: Kenyas and Other East Africas