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Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Kenya AA Karogoto Microlot

Location: Branford, Connecticut

Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $24.99/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2011

Agtron: 52/66

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately complex: almond, orange, peach, a hint of milk chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; smoothly silky mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated finish with a distinct peach-toned chocolate emerging in the long.

Notes:

The Karagoto factory or wet mill processes coffee from the South Kirimukuyu Farmers’ Cooperative Society, which includes about 800 members, all smallholders averaging only 250 coffee trees or so per farm. Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea is a pioneer specialty coffee roaster recently reinvigorated and refocused on artisan roasting and an extensive collection of elite single-origin coffees. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer the delicately refreshing possibilities of the Kenya profile.


This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya

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