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GK Coffee

Kenya AA Top Gachatha

Location: Yilan, Taiwan

Origin: South-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $600/200 grams

Review Date: November 2018

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, impressively balanced. Black currant, maple syrup, almond, cedar, lilac-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to black currant and maple syrup with undercurrents of hazelnut and cedar.

Notes:

Despite grower discontent, unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. A wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. GK provides quality specialty coffee to consumers and retailers. For more information, email gkcoffer2015@gmail.com or call +886-919-314-513.

The Bottom Line: A classically balanced Kenya cup with pretty fruit and floral tones and a bright, engaging acidity.

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