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Evie's Cafe

Kenya Murang’a Githiga AA

Location: Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Origin: Muranga District, Central Province, Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $27.00/16 ounces

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 53/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Very sweetly tart, floral-prominent and rich-toned. Lemon custard, red currant jam, tea rose, maple syrup and dried coconut in aroma and cup. Delightfully crisp and tart, though cohesively resonant in structure; very lightly though buoyantly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is pert and satisfying, with a lingering sweet crispness and a long aromatic trajectory.

Notes:

Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Evie’s Café, based in Chia-Yi Taiwan, specializes in fine roasted coffees as well as pour-overs and cold-brews. Visit https://m.facebook.com/eviescafe88/ for more information.

The Bottom Line: Though delicate and perhaps a bit bright for some palates, the integrated breadth of “tart” is reminiscent of fine desserts by the same name. An elegant example of the Kenya type.

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