Small Eyes Cafe
Kenya Kirinyaga Kii
|Roaster Location:||Yilan, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/200 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly herb-suffused, fruit-driven, hints of fresh earth. Lemon-thyme, mulberry, grapefruit zest, petrichor (a post-rain earthy note), myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with bright acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Savory-leaning, rich-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Kenya for Coffee Review’s October 2020 report. Produced by members of the Kii Factory Co-op and comprised of coffees from trees of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep, perfumy cup characterized by sweet berry and herb notes with a refreshing rain-on-earth note.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2020 tasting report: The Joy of Kenya, Classic Coffee-Producing Origin