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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.

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.

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