Green Stone Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $650/225 grams|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, deeply aromatic. Black currant, toffee, narcissus, cedar, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of black currant and toffee that carry far into the long.
Notes: This coffee earned the highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. Green Stone Coffee is a woman-owned artisan roastery in Taipei, Taiwan founded in 2016 and specializing in sourcing distinctive coffees that express their individual terroirs. Green Stone will donate 20% of net profits from the sale of this coffee to The Growth Association. Visit greenstone-coffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup: vibrant, sweet-tart, with bright acidity, rich florals and dark-berry fruit.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back