Strongtree Heirloom Organic Coffees
Kenya AA Kiaora Estate Full City Roast
|Roaster Location:||Hudson, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2011|
Blind Assessment: Superb balance and complex, distinctive aromatics. Richly pungent, sweetly tart structure with cocoa-toned berry – blackberry, black currant – and hints of orange and fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Quietly rounded acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long, smooth and flavor-saturated.
Notes: Kiaora, or Kia Ora, produces only coffee from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety, and presents itself as the first coffee farm in Kenya to have achieved organic certification. Strongtree is a family-owned, quality-driven roaster specializing in organically certified coffees and located in historic Hudson, New York. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Distinctive Kenya fruit in a superbly balanced, versatile cup.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya