Kenya Kuraiha Estate
We cupped a lot of coffees from a lot of importers. This one came from an importer that I’ve cupped with in New York but from whom we’ve not purchased. We cupped the Kenyans blind and this one was the clear winner – stunning bright fruit acidity.
Citrus / orange blossom fragrance, with a pleasant fruity brightness, flavors of tangerine and currant, all of which carry through into a sweet finish.
Great Kenyans like this are hard to find and really exciting when you get one like this. I feel about this coffee similarly to Ted Nugent when he said: “If you want to get a sensual thunderbolt then you have got to be cocked, locked and ready to rock, doc. I find that whole milk and lots of Vitamin D help.”
We’re working on the 2009 Holiday Blend. It is shaping up to be super fruity with a good percentage of a natural processed Sumatran. This very unusual coffee is cupping with flavors of strawberry jam, lavender and toasted bread. We will compliment it with something else to add some warmth and brightness.