Temple Coffee and Tea

Kenya Baragwi Thimu Peaberry

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2018

Agtron: 52/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Spiced toned, richly sweet. Red currant, almond nougat, pipe tobacco, narcissus-like flowers, hickory wood in aroma and cup. In structure, sweet, tart and savory in balance, with juicy acidity; full, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisp, resonant and flavor-saturated.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 20 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018. Produced by the Baragwi Farmers Co-operative Society from trees of the SL28, Ruiru 11 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent, contested 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. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An elegant, spice-toned Kenya cup loaded with red fruit notes and exhilarating, high-toned florals.

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