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Small Eyes Cafe

Kenya Murunga New Gatanga FCS Mukurwe Factory AB

Location: Yilan, Taiwan

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 54/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly spiced-toned, deeply sweet. Dried apricot, molasses, pink peppercorn, dark chocolate, jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with engaging, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish leads with dried apricot and dark chocolate, followed in the long by jasmine and pink peppercorn.

Notes:

Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya and its dedicated cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Small Eyes Café is a small, family-owned coffee shop in Yilan, Taiwan, specializing in artisanally roasted specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Smalleyescafe for more information.

The Bottom Line: An opulent Kenya carried by spice notes (both floral and peppery) that balance the coffee’s deep sweetness.

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