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Kenya Gatugi AA – Camber Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Kenya Gatugi AA - Camber Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Kenya Gatugi AA
  • Roaster
    Camber Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Estimated Price
    $22.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Grapefruit, honey, blackberry
  • Process
  • Varieties
    SL28, SL34, Ruiru, Batian
  • Country
  • Region
  • Elevation
    1700-1890 MASL
  • Producer
    Othaya Farming Cooperative Society
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Bloom, Flower
  • Roast Date
    November 4, 2020
  • Review Date
    November 21, 2020

Coffee Scoring

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8.5 / 10
  • Silky, slightly delicate body
  • Nice evolution as coffee cools

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Camber Coffee is a roaster based in the very northwest corner of the United States. I recently had the opportunity to try a variety of their single origin East African coffees, as well as their Mosaic blend. Each of the coffees were quite refined and could warrant its own review. It was this Kenyan Gatugi AA though that specifically stood out as a premiere example of the possibilities within the Kenyan origin.

The coffee’s flavor reminded me of berries, lemon citrus and subtle floral notes. It grew sweeter as the coffee cooled and the berry notes became richer and more pronounced. The flavor was preceded with a rich fragrance of citrus, pineapple and jasmine notes. The mouthfeel was silky with a slightly delicate body. The acidity was strong, but balanced and reminded me of a grapefruit. The sweetness was smooth and rich and reminded me of honey with an underlying berry prominence.

The coffee was a bit more delicate, but did work well in all of the various filter brews. I really enjoyed the complexity of the coffee with its layered flavors and the evolution that happened throughout each sip and as the coffee cooled.

The Bottom Line

This Kenyan Gatugi AA was a true expression of my favorite type of Kenyan coffees. It was sweet, structured and complex. The flavor brought together floral, berry and citrus notes in a wonderful union.

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