Big Shoulders Coffee

Kenya Kalilani

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: South-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2014

Agtron: 60/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Pungent, deep, complex. Honey, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut pine in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a very sweet-toned, slightly drying finish.


Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes its fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy depth and resonance in a cup that complicates seductive sweetness with a savory pungency.

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