Green Stone Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Muranga County, South-Central Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $550/225 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Sweet and savory, with intriguingly deep wood-framed pungency. Scorched sandalwood, black peppercorn, toffee, red currant, dried marjoram, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Roast-framed, deeply rich, sweet and savory yet crisply juicy in structure. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to sweet toffee, rich sandalwood, and marjoram in the long.
Notes: Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues 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 www.greenstone-coffee.com.tw/en/info.html for more information.
The Bottom Line : A powerful and engaging cup, paradoxical in its combination of roasty-savory depth and tart, floral-toned intensity.