Kenya AA Kanake
|Roaster Location:||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||NTD $1000/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweet-toned, bright, quietly pungent. Blood orange, roasted cacao nib, blackberry, caramel in aroma and cup. Crisply and delicately tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Orange and crisp cacao carry into a richly drying finish.
Notes: Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and fewest physical imperfections. Joe Hung writes the following about Bartok Coffee: “If you like music like coffee, we will create a good time for you, through direct trade and local coffee roaster, let each coffee-loving, modest prices to enjoy unparalleled taste, please visit www.bartok.com.tw.”
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the sweet brightness of a classic light-roasted coffee wrapped around the pungent heart of a Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2015 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya 2015: Still Great, Still Kenya