Allegro Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$12.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly crisp, balanced, quietly complex. Brown sugar, freesia-like flowers, delicate chocolate, sweet grapefruit in aroma and cup. Soft, gently tart acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Hints of chocolate and brown sugar carry into a resonant finish.
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. Allegro Coffee Roasters is a long-established specialty roaster now a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. This coffee was roasted at the new in-store boutique Allegro roastery-café located in Berkeley, California, the second such Allegro in-store roastery to open, following the first in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer a balanced, softly bright version of a classic Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2015 tasting report: New Starbucks Reserve Coffees