|Roaster Location:||Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||October 2004|
Blind Assessment: The roast dominates the coffee, but agreeably so. Co-cupper Christy Thorns: "Multi-layered with roasty bitter chocolate, stewed prunes, raisins, and sweet spice. (89)" Ken: "Rich, deeply roasty and bittersweet, excellent dimension, dry berry and floral tones shimmer behind the roastiness. Chocolate toward the finish. (88)" Christy concludes that, although the profile may lack top-notes, a "syrupy body makes for a powerhouse of a cup."
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Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy distinctive origins through the prism of a deep roast.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2004 tasting report: Ethiopia and Kenya: The World's Most Distinctive Coffees