Flight Coffee Co.

Yule Blend 2018

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: Kirinyaga District, south-central Kenya

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, sweet-savory. Mulberry, pink peppercorn, maple syrup, gardenia, cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-savory in structure; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. The rich though drying finish centers around spicy florals and berry tones in the short and notes of aromatic wood and maple syrup in the long.


This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. A blend of Kenya coffees from two different cooperatives, Kamwangi and Kainamui, both produced from trees of the SL28 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. Flight Coffee (formerly CQ Coffee Roasters) is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.flightcoffeeco.com or call 603-836-6228 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A balanced, savory-leaning and richly sweet blend of two quality coffees from Kenya, netting a vibrantly high-toned, spice-driven cup.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2017 tasting report: 2017 Holiday Gift Coffees

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