Java Blend Coffee Roasters
Kenya AA Kichwa Tembo
|Roaster Location:||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||August 2008|
Blind Assessment: Quietly bright in aroma and cup: orange, black currant, blackberry, cedar, a hint of cocoaish dark chocolate. Balanced acidity, medium body. The dark chocolate grows more explicit in the rich finish.
Notes: Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya 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 number of visual imperfections. Java Blend Coffee Roasters is a small batch roasting company owned and operated by the same family since 1938. It custom-roasts and delivers coffee within two days of ordering throughout most of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Quietly balanced, classic Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great