|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$21.95/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2011|
Blind Assessment: Complex layers of fruit in aroma and cup: strawberry, cherry, orange, deepened and complicated by a pungent cedar. Rich, round acidity; soft, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some flavor carries into a long, resonantly sweet finish.
Notes: The Kangocho Cooperative is one of many smaller cooperatives that belong to the larger Gikanda Cooperative Society, a group that supports farmers in and around the highly regarded Nyeri growing region. Kangocho produces coffee from trees of the famous SL-28 variety of Arabica, derived from both the original Bourbon-influenced "French Mission" variety as well as from heirloom Ethiopian and possibly Sudanese cultivars. Equator is a specialty roaster based in the San Francisco Bay Area driven by “passion for quality and sustainability.” Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An almost creamily smooth mouthfeel and quiet, relatively restrained acidity makes this a particularly accessible rendition of the celebrated Kenya profile.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya