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Temple Coffee and Tea

Kenya Rugeto Peaberry

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 47/64

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Roasted cacao nib, tamarind, tangerine zest, freesia-like flowers, almond in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Resonant finish centers on notes of cocoa-toned tamarind and freesia.

Notes:

Produced by the Rungeto Farmer’s Co-operative Society from trees of the admired SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya and its dedicated cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A balanced and engaging Kenya: high-toned with spicy floral and delicate cocoa notes.

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