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Caffe Luxxe

Kenya Kimaruri

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 54/72

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, richly savory, vibrant. Red currant, jasmine, maple syrup, sandalwood, cacao nib in aroma and cup. The structure is harmoniously sweet-tart-savory with juicy, lively acidity. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish centers around red currant and sandalwood with a hint of jasmine in the long.

Notes:

Produced at the Kahinga Factory from trees of the SL28, SL34, Batian and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Caffè Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup: sweet, tart, juicy all wrapped together with deep-toned red fruit and spicy floral notes.

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