Kenya – Muthewathi AA
|Roaster Location:||Northborough, Massachusetts|
|Review Date:||March 1999|
Blind Assessment: Bright but well-matrixed acidity, full body, and a complex cluster of grace notes elevated the score of this sample. "Good balance of flavors, excellent complexity, ... fruit, spice, ... tropical woods, cedar with some sweet dark chocolate. [But] fades when cool. Where did all that flavor go?" For me the flavor went too soon. I missed length and development, and found the smoky, herby notes a touch dissonant. But that's a minority opinion: Overall the panel very much admired this coffee.
Notes: Bright but well-matrixed acidity, full body. A good balance of flavors, excellent complexity: fruit, spice, tropical woods, cedar with some sweet dark chocolate. This coffee was reviewed as a green coffee, and is offered by this roaster. This Kenya AA sample is from an auction lot from a single cooperatively owned Kenya mill. This coffee was reviewed as a green coffee, and is offered by this roaster.
This review originally appeared in the March, 1999 tasting report: Kenyas and Other East Africas