|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2016|
Blind Assessment: Rich, sweet, intricately composed. Dried red currant, cherry blossom, redwood, cinnamon, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Juicy-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish center on red currant and cinnamon notes, with cacao nib resurfacing in the long.
Notes: Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A fine rendition of the classic Kenya cup—sweetly tart, juicy and spice-inflected.