Kenya Grand Cru
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2016|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly pungent, lightly floral. Black currant, dried mulberry, lavender, roasted cacao nib, cedar in aroma and cup. Vibrant, balanced acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Black currant, cacao nib, a hint of lavender in the crisply sweet, berry-toned finish.
Notes: Allegro’s Kenya Grand Cru represents a selection of top lots produced in the heart of Kenya’s famed traditional coffee belt, mainly from the celebrated SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country’s largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A classic Kenya cup: gently bright, juicy, crisply berry-toned.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2016 tasting report: When the Small Get Big (and the Big Try for Small)