|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2020|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly spice-toned, chocolaty. Intense freesia-like flowers, dark chocolate, Concord grape, roasted macadamia nut, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly rich tart structure with juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Freesia and Concord grape notes ring on into the long finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Kenya for Coffee Review’s October 2020 report. Composed of coffees from trees of the SL 28, Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties of Arabica and processed at the Wachuri Washing Station. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Richly spice-toned floral- and fruit-driven, roasted to a dark medium to enhance the chocolate notes inherent in the green.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2020 tasting report: The Joy of Kenya, Classic Coffee-Producing Origin