Old Spike Coffee Roasters
Kenya Mandela Estate

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Bean Source Country: Kenya
Bean Source Region: Kiambu
Varietal: SL28, Ruiru 11
Process: Honey



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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Q Reviews

    59 roasts rated, avg score of 4.44

    4.50 - Average

    It says honey process on the bag but it looks and tastes more like a washed coffee. Anyway, from a whiff of the grounds this has all the makings of a pretty classic Kenyan profile. You often get Blackcurrant and Blackberry as flavour notes on a Kenyan but then they go missing a bit on the cupping. Not here. The dry aroma has plenty. The flavour is great, blackberry pie and sweet marmalade.

    The malic acidity is well integrated and very nicely balanced with that sweetness of orange and raisin. It is a little delicate and the volume and complexity could be higher overall. If it was, we'd be reaching for the 90s.

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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: Kiambu
Coffee from Kenya's Kiambu region is renowned for its rich volcanic soil, which contributes to a complex flavor profile marked by bright acidity, berry-like sweetness, and hints of savory spice. The region's high altitude and consistent climate further enhance the beans' distinctive flavors, making them a favorite among coffee connoisseurs worldwide.
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