Terroir Select Coffees
Kenya Tegu Nyeri
|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: Elegantly high-toned aroma: lemon, peach, berry, a delicate hint of walnut. In the cup medium in body but silky in mouthfeel, with crisply sweet, delicately acidy dry berry and Meyer lemon notes. The finish hovers on the edge of astringency but stays on the rich, bracing side of the sensation.
Notes: Despite declining production and unrest in coffee growing regions linked to alleged corruption, Kenya continues to produce some of the world's most distinctive coffees. Terroir is a recently established microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value complexity over simple comfort.