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Greater Goods Coffee Roasters

Kenya Ndnunduri

Location: Austin, Texas

Origin: Kiambu County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Black currant, molasses, amber oil, allspice, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure; smooth, rounded acidity. The finish displays an unusual sweetly musky quality suggesting amber oil, complicated by black currant and wisteria.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by women for Coffee Review‘s April 2018 tasting report. Produced from trees of the SL28 and SL43 varieties of Arabica and processed at the Ndunduri washing station, which supports roughtly 700 member farmers. Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts, and through the local causes supported with its proceeds. Visit greatergoodsroasting.com or call 512-858-2680 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A spice-toned and fruit-laden Kenya cup, distinguished by perfumy, amber-like suggestions throughout.


This review originally appeared in the April, 2018 tasting report: Women in Coffee: Why It Matters That "She's the Roaster"

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