|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||February 2003|
Blind Assessment: Relatively light bodied but intensely dry and richly astringent, with an austere pineapple- and grapefruit-toned fruit. The finish, like the cup, is astringent but exhilarating. Director of Coffee Geoff Watts admires this Kenya's "pristine character" and its "dynamic and elegant acidity."
Notes: Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more info.
Who Should Drink It : Those who enjoy dry, austerely challenging white wines.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2003 tasting report: Roasters' Choices