Coffee by Design
Kenya Nyeri Kiandu AA
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-savory. Dark chocolate, lavender, date, agave syrup, lemon zest in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with velvety-smooth mouthfeel; chocolaty finish with lavender undertones.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the Mutheka Farmers Cooperative from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) at the Kiandu Washing Station. Founded in 1994, Coffee By Design is a specialty coffee roaster in Portland, Maine that also operates three coffee shops in town, as well as one in Freeport. Visit www.coffeebydesign.com.
The Bottom Line: A deep and engaging Kenya cup that leads with bittersweet floral and chocolate notes.