Kenya Murang’a Githiga AA
|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Muranga District, Central Province, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$27.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2019|
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.