Wildgoose Coffee Roasters
Kenya Kirinyaga Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Redlands, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga County, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Vibrant, sweetly savory, floral-toned. Cocoa nib, black currant, amber, honeysuckle, hop flowers in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy acidity; crisp, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around black currant and hop flowers in the short, cocoa nib and amber in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. Processed by the 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. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Wild Goose emphasizes its relationship-driven green coffee sourcing, and for every pound of coffee sold it purchases ten pounds of food for a local food bank, with over 750,000 pounds donated to date. Visit www.wildgoosecoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A rich-toned Kenya cup with classic black currant notes and both sweet and savory floral impulses.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back