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Kenya Auction Lot 738 -Marua Peaberry

Floral dry fragrance, clean chocolate, spice and fruit flavors, bright fruits, kumquat, peach, light body. Full City
Out of stock
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Region Africa
Grade PB Main Crop Auction Lot
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 PB screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City roast. Our preference was FC.
Weight 1 LB
Marua is another outstanding lot from the highest-altitude Nyeri district. It's from a particular cooperative (called a "society" in Kenya) that we have not offered before. But it really jumped out at the pre-auction cupping, and so we entered in a high bid for it. The dry fragrance is very floral, a bouquet of roses, sweet grain sugars, and some interesting light chocolate roast notes. (Chocolate is not a word I mention much with Kenyas!). The wet aroma has spice, cardamom and a dash of pepper, with a lot of stone fruit sweetness (peach, apricot, and a bit of plum). In the cup, it's those same trio of fruits that speak very clearly in the cup. It's very juicy overall, has a fairly light body, and the finish is citrusy (kumquat). There's a zest in the aftertaste I liken to citrus rind, and a moderate peppery spice there too. It's a very piquant coffee, zippy, lively, bright.