Temple Coffee Roasters

Kenya Thirikwa Single-Origin Espresso

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $22.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 42/64

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, sweetly roast-deep. Frangipane, chocolate fudge, black currant, jasmine, gently scorched cedar in aroma and small cup. Velvety-smooth mouthfeel; the rich, resonant finish centers around notes of black currant and jasmine with with hints of salted fudge. In three parts milk, chocolate and floral tones bloom richly, and black currant deepens.


Despite challenges ranging from contested government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, Kenya continues 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 deftly darker-roasted, rich-toned, confident Kenya espresso, classic in roast style, as well as in expression of its origin: bright, juicy, balanced, deep.

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