Kenya Karindundu AB
|Roaster Location:||Richmond, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$18.05/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2022|
Blind Assessment: Complex, richly bittersweet. Cocoa nib, goji berry, myrrh, cashew butter, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with goji berry and hop flowers in the short, rounding to cashew butter in the long.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of the SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian and Ruiru varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) at the Karindudu Washing Station. Founded in 2005 in Richmond, Virginia, Blanchard’s Coffee’s tagline is "good work in service of great coffee." Visit www.blanchardscoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A multi-layered Kenya cup centered around red fruit and savory-leaning florals. Nuanced and engaging.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2022 tasting report: Classic Origins, Mission-Driven Companies: 9 Roasters New to Coffee Review