Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, richly sweet-savory. Tamarind, hop flowers, brown sugar, cedar, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with bright, lively acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of brown sugar, tamarind and cedar.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers near the Gathambi washing station from trees of the SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee.
The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup, equally sweet and savory, with the exhilarating tart fruit notes and sweet herb tones the origin is admired for.