Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters

Kenya Gatuyaini

Location: Sandpoint, Idaho

Origin: South-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2018

Agtron: 51/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, richly savory. Dried fig, ginseng, narcissus, oak forest, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure with round, gentle acidity; plush syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dried fig and narcissus, followed by sweetly earthy ginseng.


This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from U.S. Mountain States roasters for Coffee Review’s October 2018 tasting report. Despite challenges ranging from contested government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Rick and Randy Evans founded Evans Brothers Coffee in 2009 focused on sourcing and roasting the finest small lots of seasonally available coffees in a context of sustainability and responsibility. Visit www.evansbrotherscoffee.com or call 208-265-5553 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A Kenya cup that juxtaposes savory and sweet with a pleasing and original undercurrent of earthy-spicy ginseng.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2018 tasting report: Mountain States Coffee Roasters: High Elevations, Classic Coffees

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