Kenya Fair Trade Kangocho
|Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.
Sweet-toned, softly acidy aroma, with crisp, cedary fruit notes (aka black currant) complicated by hints of flowers and dark chocolate. In the cup powerfully acidy, dry, pungent but juicy. with citrusy berry and a continued nod toward a cocoaish dark chocolate. The finish stays on the rich side of astringent.
Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. This coffee is certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of medium-bodied, austerely dry table wines.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great