|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||8|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, sweetly savory, vibrant. Cocoa nib, black currant, myrrh, apricot, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet, savory-edged structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around apricot and hop flowers in the short, cocoa nib and myrrh in the long.
Notes: Produced from trees of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica. Processed by a particularly meticulous Kenya variation on the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes a fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A balanced, sweet-savory Kenya cup with classic currant notes and a rich bittersweet undercurrent suggesting hop flowers throughout.