ILSE Coffee Roasters
Kenya Ichuga AA
|Roaster Location:||North Canaan, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$23.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2022|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, vibrant, juicy. Black currant, narcissus, toffee, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with vivacious, sparkling acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to toffee and cedar.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the Kiama Farmers Cooperative Society from trees of the SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) at the Ichuga wet mill. ILSE Coffee is an ingredient-driven roaster currently building a new roastery and café in North Canaan, Connecticut. Visit www.ilsecoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup: sweet, savory, bright, juicy, expressing equal parts fruit and flowers.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2022 tasting report: Classic Origins, Mission-Driven Companies: 9 Roasters New to Coffee Review