Kenya Grand Cru
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Review Date:||September 2002|
A Kenya in the grandly classic mode: intense but perfectly balanced, full-bodied, voluptuous with dry red wine and cherry tones, acidy without bitterness. The tactful medium-dark roast rounds the acidity and contributes a slight roasty note.
Kenya Grand Cru is Allegro's name for its premium Kenya, comprised of lots of Kenya bought directly at the Nairobi coffee auction. Allegro is one of the country's leading and most sophisticated sellers of premium single origin coffees, committed to giving equal value to intrinsic coffee character and to environmental and social issues in its coffee sourcing. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Anyone who wants to know why Kenya is one of the world's premier coffee origins. The acidity is powerful but sufficiently bathed in a natural sweetness that even more timid palates should enjoy this version of the big Kenya profile.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2002 tasting report: Ethiopias and Kenyas