49th Parallel Roasters
Kenya Thangathi AA
|Roaster Location:||Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||August 2008|
Blind Assessment: Soft, balanced, sweet-toned aroma: flowers, cedar, chocolate. In the cup crisply dry with a gentle underlying sweetness: night flowers, black currant, cocoa. The cocoa note in particular carries from cup to long, quietly resonant finish.
Notes: Despite national coffee leadership marked by confusion and recent social disorder, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who avoid intense acidity but enjoy complexity in a fine Kenya.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great