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Propeller Coffee

Kenya Kangocho

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2017

Agtron: 57/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Lushly floral and deeply savory. Narcissus, honeydew melon, tangerine zest, baker’s chocolate, myrrh in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly tart acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around notes of honeydew melon and narcissus in the short and hints of savory myrrh in the long.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasting companies five-years-old or younger for Coffee Review‘s February 2017 tasting report. Propeller is a Toronto-based micro-roaster with a dedication to careful selection and exceptional craft roasting of high-end coffees, the outgrowth of five years of successful business as the three-location Crema Coffee café chain. Visit www.propellercoffee.com or call 416-479-3771 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A lush, aromatically bold Kenya cup: floral-toned with deep fruit notes and rich savory resonance.


This review originally appeared in the February, 2017 tasting report: New Roasting Companies Carry the Third-Wave Torch

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