Klatch Coffee

Kenya Giakanja

Location: Upland, California

Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $22.95/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2011

Agtron: 51/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Strikingly distinctive profile: lavender-like flowers, crisp baker’s chocolate, strawberry-like fruit, richly pungent cedar. Crisply balanced acidity; silky, buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Rich, lavender-toned chocolate in the finish.


Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Giakanja mill is affiliated with the Giakanja Farmers Cooperative. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, is a former United States Barista Champion. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A balanced and complete medium-roasted cup, yet remarkable in its aromatic detail.

This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya

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