|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga County, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet-tart, chocolaty. Tangerine, dark chocolate, almond butter, freesia-like flowers, a hint of marjoram in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel.The finish consolidates to suggestions of chocolate and tangerine.
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. 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. 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 312-846-1439 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A juicy, rich-toned Kenya with bright citrus notes and dark chocolate throughout.