Kenya Lenana AB
|Roaster Location:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, subtly deep. Dark chocolate, vanilla, rose-like flowers, passion fruit, a hint of sweet, dry herb in aroma and cup. Round, richly balanced acidity; light but plush, satiny mouthfeel. Richly resonant finish, drying in the short, sweet in the long.
Notes: Produced from trees of the admired heirloom SL28 and SL34 varieties 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. Propeller is a Toronto-based micro-roaster with a dedication to careful selection and exceptional craft roasting of high-end coffees, the outgrowth of five years of successful business as the three-location Crema Coffee café chain. Visit www.propellercoffee.com or call 416-479-3771 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value classic acidity and balance with a characteristic Kenya complement of chocolate, tart fruit, flowers and herb.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2015 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya 2015: Still Great, Still Kenya