|Roaster Location:||Ramsey, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Review Date:||August 2008|
Crisp but symphonically complex aroma: cherryish fruit, honey, a hint of butter and pungent undertones of cedar and leather. In the cup rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, and continued deep, dry fruit notes suggesting a cedar-toned cherry. The finish is as rich as the cup but as the flavor fades the dry character tightens toward astringency.
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. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Lovers of dry red table wines with crisp, restrained fruit.
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This review originally appeared in the August, 2008 tasting report: Coffees of Kenya: Still Struggling, Still Great