Allegro Coffee

Kenya Grand Cru

Location: Thornton, Colorado

Origin: South-central Kenya

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2016

Agtron: 61/87

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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)

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