|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2015|
Blind Assessment: Spicy and crisply pungent. Fresh-cut fir, black currant, caralm, spicy wild rose, a hint of black peppercorn in arom and cup. Tartly sweet acidity; velvety, drying mouthfeel. Spicy and drying in the short finish, sweetening in the long.
Notes: Despite grower discontent, unclear 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. A wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value the more austere, tartly spicy style of the great Kenya profile.