|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Embu County, Eastern Province, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$19.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2018|
Blind Assessment: Elegant, complexly sweet, umami-toned. Narcissus, ripe tomato, date, almond butter, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resounding finish carries through on the complex promise of the cup.
Notes: Despite grower discontent, contested government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya with an umami intrigue that balances the rich sweetness of the cup: multi-layered, paradoxical yet complete.