|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Embu District, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2012|
Blind Assessment: Exhilaratingly complex; flawlessly balanced and complete. Black currant, blackberry, grapefruit and flowers in aroma and cup; lushly tart, sweetly lively acidity. Buoyant, active mouthfeel; long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Produced from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL 28 and SL 34 varieties of Arabica as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11 variety. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Simply a superb, complete coffee; the great Kenya style at its finest.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2012 tasting report: Holiday Coffees: Solid to Spectacular