December 1, 2009
Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
Region:Nyeri District, Thigingi area
Altitude:1700 – 1900 m
Harvest:November – January
(from Intelligentsia’s website)
Got a pound of this coffee and a Peru from Intelligentsia, but this one is outstanding. Today at Tuscany Coffee we made a Chemex, a Pourover and pulled a couple shots of it and every manifestation was outstanding.
The dark sweet blackberry and more savory notes came through with the Chemex and in the aroma of the grounds. David from Tuscany observed that the grounds smelled almost like a savory steak rub.
David then pulled 4 or 5 double espressos that were absolutely stunning, though at first it was very upfront with the tropical mango/pineapple fruits and very unbalanced, we up dosed and ground coarser and more syrupy sweetness came through with hints at the savory notes. The espresso still mostly hit the tropical fruits that were not as noticeable in the Chemex.
This coffee is absolutely stunning though, if you are going to pick up or order a coffee from somewhere, this is the most impressive i’ve had in a couple months.