Kenya Auction Lot
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Est. Price:||$17.95/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2022|
Crisply sweet-savory. Dark chocolate, charred mesquite, gardenia, dried persimmon, dark caramel in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with barely perceptible acidity; gently drying, chocolaty and wood-framed finish.
This coffee was purchased from a Peet’s Coffee retail location as a nationally branded benchmark comparison for the darker-roasted coffees from smaller roasters reviewed this month. It is a conventionally washed-process coffee in the Kenya tradition. Peet’s Coffee, now a national chain, was founded by Alfred Peet in 1966, making it one of the first and most influential artisan coffee roasters in the U.S. Visit www.peets.com for more information.
A fine Kenya roasted in Peet’s classic dark style, which here encourages surprising depth while retaining the crisp coherence of the classic Kenya profile.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2022 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore