Victrola Coffee Roasters

Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 52/71

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately rich, gently and sweetly bright. Dark chocolate, peach, blood orange zest, lilac-like flowers, a pungent hint of juniper berry in aroma and cup. Crisp, light-footed acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Peach, chocolate and flowers carry into a deeply flavor-saturated finish.


Produced by the Tambaya wet mill, a member of the Rumukia Farmer’s Co-op Society, from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties. 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.

The Bottom Line: An unusually gentle yet fully expressed variation on the Kenya theme of lush, berryish sweetness fused with the crisply savory. Its grace, sweetness, and soft but lively acidity makes it one of the more accessible Kenyas we have cupped for some time.

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