Kenya Karatu AA
|Roaster Location:||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Coffee Origin:||Thika growing region, central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$29.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2011|
Blind Assessment: Sonorously bright acidity and lush yet delicate aroma and flavor: flowers, orange, nut, fresh-cut fir with a rounding hint of milk chocolate. Silkily smooth mouthfeel. The finish is sweet but crisp, dominated by an orangy chocolate.
Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Grown by farmers of the Gitwe cooperative, which operates two wet mills, Karatu and Kariuga, and is composed of 1,868 farmer members. Coffea Roasterie is a South Dakota-based wholesale and retail roaster, offering a small but refined selection of mostly single-origin coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A brightly acidy coffee with complete and seductive balance and delicately distinctive, layered Kenya aromatics.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya