North Star Coffee Roaster
Kenya Kimoso

Roaster Location: Flag of United Kingdom Leeds


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Bean Source Country: Kenya
Bean Source Region: Trans-nzoia
Process: Washed



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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Q Reviews

    59 roasts rated, avg score of 4.44

    4.50 - Average

    The coffee is from the Kimoso estate in the west of the country - the Trans-Nzoia region - near the Ugandan border. Not a region typically well known for producing specialty coffee but this is certainly that.

    Theres apple and brown sugar on the dry aroma with a little blackcurrant at the break. The flavour is very good with malic red fruits; cranberry, raspberry. The acidity is complex with citric blackcurrant and cherry tomato - theres just about enough sweetness to balance this too.

    I was lucky enough to taste a 90+ Kenyan Ribena bomb in a blind cupping a few weeks ago and were not up there in terms of juicy sweet blackcurrants and lime for days with this, but it is structured, poised, bright flavourful and clean.

    You can read plenty about this coffee (and others) and the really positive relationship North Star have with the farms and suppliers they work with on their website.

    North Star exist in part to prove there is a kinder way of doing business.

    Ill drink to that.

    Cupping Method:Follow @the_qreview on Instagram for photos and the full post.

    1 month ago · See more from Q · Social link

More Details

Bean Source Country: Kenya
Famed for its bold, bright acidity and fruity, wine-like flavors, Kenyan coffee often features blackcurrant, citrus, and tropical fruit notes. The high elevations, volcanic soil, and meticulous processing techniques contribute to the consistent, high-quality beans, with SL28 and SL34 among the most esteemed varieties.
Bean Source Region: Trans-Nzoia

Best Rated Roasts of North Star Coffee Roaster

North Star Coffee Roaster is a coffee roaster from Leeds, United Kingdom. We have 2 cataloged roasts with 2 total reviews with a score of 3.75.

International Rank: #718 out of 822
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