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Gimme! Coffee

Kenya Kiandu

Location: Ithaca, New York

Origin: Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2011

Agtron: 54/81

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Bright, pungent, complex. Fresh-cut fir, tartly sweet berry – strawberry, blackberry, cranberry – ripe orange and tomato in aroma and cup. Richly balanced acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Very sweet, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

Produced entirely from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. The renowned Kiandu mill draws coffee from over 1,100 farmers from five different villages. Gimme! Coffee is a small-batch roaster with four espresso bars and an irreverent but passionate vision of coffee. Visit www.gimmecoffee.com or call 877-446-6325 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A distinctive and intense yet balanced expression of the pungent/sweet fruit-toned Kenya character.


This review originally appeared in the September, 2011 tasting report: Still Tops: Coffees of Kenya

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