|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$17.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2014|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent, odd but engaging. Molasses, richly tart fruit (mulberry, tamarind), unroasted pine nut and delicate flowers – wisteria, violet – in aroma and cup. Round, sweetly tart acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit sweetens and rounds in a ringing and harmonious finish.
Notes: Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime producing areas, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. This particular Kenya is produced by members of the Mugaga Cooperative Society. Kieni is one of five wet-mills operated by the cooperative. From trees of the admired heirloom SL28 and SL34 varieties as well as the hybrid Ruiru 11. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the engagingly different in coffee. This is not a typical Kenya, but it is certainly a pleasing and distinctive one.