Kenya Kirinyaga Karimikui AA
|Roaster Location:||Kaohsiung City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga growing district, south-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||NTD $600/300 grams|
|Review Date:||September 2015|
Blind Assessment: Deep, big, sweetly pungent. Black currant, sandalwood, honey, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but sustains in a sweet though slightly savory-edged finish.
Notes: This coffee was produced from trees of the admired heirloom SL28 variety 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. Gavagai is a Taiwanese one-location, in-store roaster specializing in siphon-brewed single-origin coffees and single-origin espressos. Learn more at https://goo.gl/JHMY0X
Who Should Drink It: Those who value pungent authority in a big, deep, strong-gestured Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2015 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya 2015: Still Great, Still Kenya