Coava Coffee Roasters

Rukira Kenya

Location: Portland, Oregon

Origin: Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/250 grams

Review Date: October 2019

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Rich-toned, crisply sweet-savory. Red currant, hop flowers, pink grapefruit zest, cocoa nib, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Structure is equal parts sweet and savory, with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is centered around notes of red currant and hop flowers supported by cocoa throughout.


Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya and its dedicated cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Coava is a Portland-based coffee roaster, now with a San Diego location as well, that aims to provide quality coffee and education regarding the preparation.  Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup: juicy, bright and deeply sweet with an intriguing floral-umani complexity.

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