Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Seth Taylor: Coffee by Design is a micro-roaster based in Toronto, Canada. This AB Kenyan coffee is from around 3,500 smallholder producer members that combine together at the Gatuya Coffee Factory. It is comprised of a blend of five different coffee varieties common to the Kenyan region.
The coffee begins with a mild fragrance with notes of sharp citrus, deep fruit and chocolate. In the flavor I tasted sweet-tart notes of grapefruit, citrus & stone fruit. As the coffee cools, the flavor smooths out and becomes even sweeter. It has a pronounced, tart acidity that carries throughout. The medium body is supported by a citrus-forward sweetness with undertones of berry.
I really enjoyed this Kenyan coffee for its unique flavor profile and the way the citrus elements in the flavor, acidity and sweetness unified the cup.
Seth Taylor sent a variety of coffees for me to sample and while all of them were excellent, I selected this coffee because it was not only delicious, but also a nice expression of a unique Kenyan coffee—different from any other I have tried this year. If you enjoy citrus-forward and fruity coffees, this is a great one to try.