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Cimarron Coffee Roasters

Kenya Riakiberu AB

Location: Montrose, Colorado

Origin: Muranga District, central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.00/250 grams

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, balanced, floral-toned. Magnolia, tamarind, dark chocolate, molasses, papaya in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with crisp, juicy acidity. The intricately layered finish leads with sweet-spicy floral notes, crescendoing to fruit (tamarind, papaya) in the long, with dark chocolate notes throughout.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 20 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2017, and it tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. Produced by the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society from trees of the admired Bourbon-derived SL28 variety of Arabica. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Cimarron Coffee Roasters is a micro-roaster on the Western Slope of Colorado that aims to offer sweet, clean, affordable and sustainable coffee. Roast profiles are developed for each coffee to highlight the inherently distinctive properties of each lot. Shipping is included in the coffee price. Visit www.cimarronroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A beautifully composed classic Kenya cup, with bright and deeply sweet fruit notes, big florals, solid chocolate and a hint of floral-toned spice.

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