Kenya Grand Cru, Store Roasted
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||June 2003|
Blind Assessment: A quintessential Kenya: sweetly and richly acidy, the cup complicated by the crisp, complex, dry fruit notes characteristic of Kenyas: grapefruit, black currant, black cherry. The finish is dryly tart but clean.
Notes: Roasted in the store and sold in bulk at some Whole Foods Markets; $12.99/pound. Kenya is one of the world's great coffee origins. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers the best lots of Kenya it buys at auction every year as its "Grand Cru" Kenya. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the classic American breakfast cup who want to move up to one of the world's finest expressions of that traditional cup.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2003 tasting report: Pursuing Quality at the Supermarket