|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2011|
Blind Assessment: The dry, tartly sweet fruit sensation characteristic of the best Kenya coffees unfurls with pleasing, shape-shifting complexity: Melon, black currant, blackberry, tart orange, with floral and fresh-cut fir complications. Assertive but balanced acidity; lean mouthfeel. Smoothes out in a decidedly sweet, mango-toned finish.
Notes: Despite grower discontent and sporadic social disorder, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. This one is produced by the Gitwe Cooperative and certified organically grown. Although the words "Fair Trade" appear on the label of the attractive 12-ounce valve-topped can, judging by the absence of trademarked seal this coffee may not be certified Fair Trade by FairTrade USA (formerly TransFair USA) the sole American certifier for the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). However, Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is affiliated with the Fair Trade Federation, a membership (rather than certifying) organization devoted to "providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide." Wonderstate Coffee is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com/ for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who like their dry, briskly bright cup nuanced with fruit and natural sweetness.
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