Victrola Coffee Roasters
Kenya Nyeri Kiama FCS Ichuga Factory Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$19.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2015|
Blind Assessment: Pungently fruit-forward and crisply floral. Plumeria-like flowers, Graham cracker, mulberry, almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, succulent acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Fruit and floral notes consolidate in a long, sweet, balanced finish.
Notes: 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. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Anyone who values the paradox of delicacy and power in a classically beautiful Kenya cup.