Kickapoo Coffee Roasters

Kenya Mathew Mugo

Location: Driftless, Wisconsin

Origin: Kirinyaga County, central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2014

Agtron: 61/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly and lyrically bright. Peach, tangerine, vanilla, rose-like flowers, hints of musk and fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly and richly tart acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The peach, tangerine and rose notes carry into a pleasingly tart finish.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #23 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2014. This coffee took a somewhat atypical path to market for a Kenya, in that it was purchased directly from the producer rather than through the Kenya state auction system. Produced exclusively from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Kickapoo Coffee is a Wisconsin micro-roaster devoted to organic and fair-trade principles and coffees. Visit kickapoocoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate the powerful but sweet acidity of a very pure, finely nuanced Kenya.

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