|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces.|
|Review Date:||January 2011|
Blind Assessment: Bright, balanced, delicate. Tart cherry, peach, black currant, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Giddily and sweetly bright acidity; light, silky-textured mouthfeel. Sweet, gently rich finish deeply saturated with flavor.
Notes: Despite grower discontent and sporadic social disorder, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. With two coffee houses located in California's state capitol Sacramento, Temple Coffee recently transitioned from serving coffee roasted by others to roasting its own. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The glory of this coffee is an acidity as sweet, tart and refreshing as a spring morning. Everything else is pretty impressive as well.