|Roaster Location:||Driftless, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Embu County, south-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, lush but brisk, floral-toned. Narcissus-like flowers, peach, blood orange, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates, but sustains in gently rich finish.
Notes: From trees of the heirloom SL28 and hybrid Ruiru 11 varieties. 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. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value a relatively gentle Kenya, sweet at the intersection of peach and flowers.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2015 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya 2015: Still Great, Still Kenya