|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$21.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, richly sweet-savory, deeply pungent. Ripe tomato, black currant, almond brittle, jasmine, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; full, satiny, nectar-like mouthfeel. The resonant finish leads with notes of black currant, ripe tomato and almond brittle.
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 smallholding members of the Kibirigwi Co-op and comprised entirely of coffees from trees of the SL28 variety of Arabica. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Classic Kenya presentation of sweet and savory in harmony: dark berry and umami elements frame the cup.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2020 tasting report: The Joy of Kenya, Classic Coffee-Producing Origin