Coava Coffee Roasters

Mr. David Mburu Kenya

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Kiambu County, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: October 2016

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply pungent, richly sweet-savory. Pink grapefruit zest, cashew, red currant, butterscotch, fine musk in aroma and cup. Intense, crisp but juicy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around floral-toned musk notes in the short while an attractive new element, coconut, emerges in the long.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 6 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2016.  Produced by David Mburu Mwangi at his farm in Kenya’s Kiambu East District. 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. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation of good coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A complex Kenya with a bold, confident structure and an exotic combination of flavor notes; a particularly compelling choice for afternoon rejuvenation.

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