Reviewed: February 2009
Roast (Agtron): (48/64)
OVERALL RATING: 92
Notes: Despite stresses brought on by social unrest, charges of corruption and a confused transition toward an open market, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. PT’s is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT’s motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Blind assessment: Complex aroma: flowers, citrus, black currant and fresh-cut pine. Bright acidity, juicy mouthfeel, balanced, round flavor of sweet orange, strawberry, lavender and continued black currant. Finishes cleanly, with mild fruit tones and a suggestion of caramel.
Who should drink it: A well-balanced
Reviewed: June 2008
Origin: Boquete growing district, western
Roast (Agtron): (52/81)
OVERALL RATING: 91
Notes: “Honeyed” refers to a processing and drying method usually called pulped natural, in which the skins are removed from the coffee but the sweet, sticky fruit flesh, or “honey” is left on the coffee as it is dried. Finca
Blind assessment: Simple, balanced aroma: hints of tart cherry, cocoaish chocolate. In the cup soft acidity, silk mouthfeel, with intensifying crisp chocolate and nut notes haloed by a continued tart cherryish sweetness. Rich, sweet finish.
Who should drink it: Unusual processing method appears to promote a simple but pleasing cup character combining fresh, tart fruit and dry nut and chocolate notes.