Green Stone Coffee
Sweet Kenya J36 Espresso
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Nyeri growing region, south-central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $400/120 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Complex, vibrant, richly nuanced. Toffee, pomegranate, dark chocolate, star jasmine, marjoram in aroma and small cup. Very viscous, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel; resonant, long, flavor-saturated finish. Integrated and harmonious in three parts milk, with pomegranate and dark chocolate framing deep suggestions of star jasmine.
Notes: Despite grower discontent, unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. Green Stone Coffee is a woman-owned artisan roastery in Taipei, Taiwan founded in 2016 and specializing in sourcing distinctive coffees that express their individual terroirs. Visit greenstone-coffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A single-origin Kenya espresso that has a trifecta of balanced fruit, chocolate, and spice-toned floral notes. Equally complex in the straight shot and in three parts milk.