Kenya AA – Green
|Review Date:||March 1999|
Blind Assessment: Pungent, full, deep-throated fruit dominates here. Several panelists called the cup balanced, which I take as praise for the way the acidity animates the profile from the inside rather than screaming off the top. Nevertheless, overall this coffee generated limited enthusiasm. "Decent," wrote one. "Not the big fruity notes, but drinkable," harrumphed another. "Lacks true East African character," complained a third.
Notes: A decent, balanced coffee dominated by pungent, full, deep-throated fruit. Drinkable. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. 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