|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/250 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2019|
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.
Notes: 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.