The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Kenya Nyeri Giakanja
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, Central Highlands, Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$28.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2014|
Blind Assessment: Richly and deeply pungent. Honey, blood orange, blackberry, roasted cacao nib, lilac-like flowers, a hint of pungent wood (eucalyptus?) in aroma and cup. Big but gently expressed acidity; plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor carries deep into a long, resonant finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the #20 coffee on Coffee Review’s ranking of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Giakanja mill is affiliated with the Giakanja Farmers Cooperative.The West Bean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A superb coffee in virtually every respect, grandly structured and original in aromatics, with a fine balance between honey-like sweetness and pungent and tart notes.