Steady State Roasting
|Roaster Location:||Carlsbad, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$23.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Deep, compelling, satisfying. Black currant, dark chocolate, blood orange zest, lavender, coconut in aroma and cup. Sweet in structure with richly rounded acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. Coconut and lavender notes resonate into the long finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Kenya for Coffee Review’s October 2020 report. Produced by members of the Kii Factory Co-op and comprised of coffees from trees of the SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica. Steady State Roasting is an award-winning small-batch roastery dedicated to the craft and care of providing specialty coffee. The company takes pride in sourcing unique, high-quality coffee direct from farmers so that customers can enjoy fine coffee at home or in the Steady State tasting room in downtown Carlsbad, California. Visit www.steadystateroasting.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A pretty, confident, tropical-leaning Kenya cup with coconut notes throughout pleasantly complicated by spicy florals and dark chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2020 tasting report: The Joy of Kenya, Classic Coffee-Producing Origin