The WestBean Coffee Roasters

Kenya Gicherori

Location: San Diego, California

Origin: Kiambu County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $24.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 50/74

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly savory, layered. Rhododendron-like flowers, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, cedar, red currant in aroma and cup. Round, savory-leaning structure; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers on notes of vanilla-like florals and baker’s chocolate, with a hint of cinnamon.


Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on freedom from physical imperfections and bean size. The WestBean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A round, sweetly savory Kenya enlivened by the quiet intrigue of vanilla-like flowers and crisp chocolate.

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