Big Shoulders Coffee

Kenya AB Chania Estate Washed

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Thika growing region, central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2015

Agtron: 60/76

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Suavely and sweetly tart. Green grape, crisp roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, sweetly spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, bright acidity; light but satiny mouthfeel. Cacao nib and a hint of flowers carry into a rich though drying finish.


This coffee was produced entirely from trees of the heirloom “French Missionary” Bourbon variety of Arabica grown by the Harries family on the Chania Estate. Washed means that the skin and fruit pulp were removed or “washed” from the beans before they were dried using conventional methods involving water. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes its fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy lighter-roasted, cleanly crisp, brisk coffees with quietly engaging aromatic intrigue.

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