Black Coffee In Black Jar
Kenya FSC AB
|Roaster Location:||Taichung, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $1,000/100 grams|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, deeply chocolaty. Chocolate fudge, red currant, wisteria, cedar, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, viscous mouthfeel. Quiet finish centered around notes of chocolate, wisteria and cedar.
Notes: Produced from trees of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica. Processed by a particularly meticulous Kenya variation on the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Black Coffee in Black Jar, a Taiwan-based nano-roaster and café, is named for both the Taiwanese slang phrase “black soy sauce in black jar,” indicating something is difficult to see through, and the literal black jar in which this company stores coffee to protect it from UV light. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/BlackCoffeeInBlackJar/.
The Bottom Line : A big, chocolaty Kenya cup with deep floral notes throughout and a particularly engaging, syrupy-smooth body.