Kenya Nyeri Othaya Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri County, central Kenya.|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, lightly and delicately roast-toned. Dark chocolate, grapefruit, very gently scorched cedar, a hint of lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quiet but vibrant acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Chocolate leads in a rich, gently drying finish.
Notes: 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. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A tactfully roast-rounded Kenya: gently bright, gracefully nuanced, chocolaty.