Temple Coffee Roasters

Kenya Chania Estate

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Thika growing region, central Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 47/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Roast-rounded, savory-sweet. Ripe tomato, baker’s chocolate, scorched oak, toffee, magnolia in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure with gentle acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates to notes of sweet tomato and baker’s chocolate with a hint of magnolia.


This coffee was produced by the Harries family on the Chania Estate from trees of the heirloom “French Missionary” Bourbon, SL34, K7, Batian, and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica and processed by the wet or washed method. 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 templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A pleasing umami-driven Kenya that foreground notes of sweet, ripe tomato with enveloped in rich florals and crisp chocolate.

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