Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
Kenya Gaaki Central
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-cental Kenya|
|Review Date:||October 2004|
Blind Assessment: Ken (91) admired this coffee a bit more than co-cupper Christy Thorns (88), who praised its "gentle grapefruit-like acidity and a nicely rounded, sweet and berry finish" but didn't carry on about it much. For his part, Ken particularly admired this coffee's citrus-toned acidity, which he found sweet, rounded, and "profoundly rich and cleanly and elegantly wine-like."
Notes: Kenya is one of the world's most admired coffee origins. Intelligentsia is a leading, award-winning Chicago-area roaster with a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of print roast dates on its attractive coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An essay in sweet, understated acidity for coffee purists and other medium-roast-loving throwbacks.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2004 tasting report: Ethiopia and Kenya: The World's Most Distinctive Coffees