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Caffe Luxxe

Kenya Nyeri Othaya Peaberry

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Nyeri County, central Kenya.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2014

Agtron: 45/54

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

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.

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