|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||December 2009|
Blind Assessment: Intense aroma: round fruitiness suggesting black currant, mixed berries, lemon, toast, soft night flowers. Bright-toned acidity, medium body with a delicately syrupy mouthfeel and a particularly juicy tartness suggesting something like Satsuma oranges in syrup, together with continuing notes of flowers and berries, all lingering deeply into the finish.
Notes: Gichathaini is one of three cooperative green-coffee processing centers run by the Gikanda Cooperative Society. With operations in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas, Intelligentsia is a distinguished specialty roaster and a leader in sourcing and roasting small, exceptional lots of coffee like this one. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A particularly sweet, fruit-toned version of the classic Kenya profile.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2009 tasting report: Best (or Should-Be-Best) Selling Single Origins 2009