|Roaster Location:||Bellingham, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/150 grams|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Intense; spicy and floral; richly dry. Black currant, lavender, mulling spices, anise, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The lavender, black currant and anise suggestions all deeply saturate a roundly drying finish.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Tony’s Coffee has been roasting in Bellingham, Washington since 1971 and continues to distinguish itself. Visit www.tonyscoffee.com or call 800-448-8804 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Buoyantly floral- and fruit-toned aromatics complicate a rich, intense, sweetly drying structure in this fine Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2014 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond