Coffee Reviews

Kenya Karimikui Peaberry – Cat & Cloud

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Kenya Karimikui Peaberry
  • Roaster
    Cat & Cloud
  • Roaster Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Estimated Price
    $19.62 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Pineapple, pink lemonade, sparkle
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    SL-28, SL-34
  • Country
    Kenya
  • Region
    Kirinyaga
  • Elevation
    1700 - 1800 MASL
  • Producer
    Rungeto Farmers Co-op
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Origami
  • Roast Date
    March 19, 2020
  • Review Date
    March 28, 2020

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Unique flavors (unlike other Kenyans)
  • Sweet-tart acidity & sweetness

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The coffee begins with a strong fragrance consisting of floral notes with some subtle citrus undertones. The flavor was juicy, tart and full of tropical fruit notes—especially pineapple. The body was silky and light, though not thin at all. I loved the acidity, which was strong, but not sharp; instead it was sweet and full of citrus notes. The coffee was very sweet, with a tart, lemonade sweetness.

The Bottom Line

Kenya Karimikui Peaberry was one of the first Kenyan Peaberry coffees I’ve ever had. I was impressed with how unique it was from other Kenyans I’ve had. I enjoyed the coffee a lot and look forward to continuing to explore it as I work through the bag.

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