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Durango Coffee Company

Kenya Mwiria

Location: Durango, Colorado

Origin: South-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2018

Agtron: 50/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Rich sweet, floral and chocolaty. Magnolia, dark chocolate, date, cedar, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet structure with balanced acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to magnolia and date in the short, cedar and dark chocolate in the long.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from U.S. Mountain States roasters for Coffee Review’s October 2018 tasting report. Despite challenges ranging from contested government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A chocolate-toned, floral Kenya cup, with bittersweet notes of citrus zest, pleasingly roasted toward the darker end of medium.


This review originally appeared in the October, 2018 tasting report: Mountain States Coffee Roasters: High Elevations, Classic Coffees

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