Ancora Coffee Roasters
Kenya AA Nyeri Tatu
The moderately dark-roast style mutes the Kenya fruit and gives it a roasty, tart pineapple twist that softens toward a toasty chocolate in the finish. The darkish roast may transform the Kenya character, but the transformation is quite pleasurable in its own right.
Tatu is a cooperative located in the Nyeri growing region above 5,000 feet in elevation. Besides pursuing the "Small Batch Artisan Roasting" it proclaims in its motto, Ancora Coffee Roasters operates both a well-known Madison, Wisconsin coffee house and a colorful and engaging website. Visit
Who Should Drink It
This elegant dark roast coffee, with character and complexity but without bitterness, should appeal to those who drink dark roasts for reasons of pleasure rather than machismo.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2002 tasting report: Ethiopias and Kenyas