Cafe Douceur

Kenya Gura AA

Location: Tainan, Taiwan

Origin: Central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $460/8 ounces

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Intensely sweet-tart, deeply rich. Blackberry jam, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, fine musk, fresh-cut redwood in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish centers on notes of blackberry and chocolate in the short, musk and redwood in the long.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by women for Coffee Review‘s April 2018 tasting report. Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Cafe Douceur is a Tainan, Taiwan-based micro-roaster  and cafe. Visit https://bit.ly/2q2tkcZ for more information.

The Bottom Line: A rich-toned Kenya cup with big, sweetly bright acidity and inviting notes of berry and coconut.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2018 tasting report: Women in Coffee: Why It Matters That "She's the Roaster"

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