Coffee By Design
Kenya Kiambu Kiriga AA
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Kiambu growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Vibrant, sweet-savory, floral-toned. Cocoa nib, red currant, myrrh, honeysuckle, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers on red currant and hop flowers in the short, cocoa nib and myrrh in the long.
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. Founded in 1994, Coffee By Design is a specialty coffee roaster in Portland, Maine that also operates three coffee shops in town. Visit www.coffeebydesign.com.
The Bottom Line: A rich-toned Kenya cup driven by classic red currant notes, both richly sweet and deeply savory.