Coffee by Design
Kenya Kahunyo AA
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-savory. Date, magnolia, tamarind, cedar, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with lively acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Sweetly tart finish leads with tamarind notes, supported by suggestions of rich cedar.
Notes: Despite grower discontent, unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Founded in 1994, Coffee By Design is a specialty coffee roaster in Portland, Maine that also operates three coffee shops in town, as well as one in Freeport. Visit www.coffeebydesign.com.
The Bottom Line: A savory, richly Kenya cup with appealing floral notes and a bright sweetness supported by deep aromatic wood impulses.