Karatu Kenya AA 94 points (11/2012) Blind assessment: Sweetly tart and exhilaratingly complex. Richly tart fruit – guava, passion fruit – dominate, rounded by a cocoaish chocolate and lush night blooming flowers. Crisp, juicy acidity; light but very silky, lively mouthfeel. Resonantly flavor-saturated, slightly drying finish.
Who should drink it: Classic Kenya: intense, elegant, complex.
Notes: Produced mainly from trees of the admired, Bourbon-derived SL28 and SL34 varieties of Arabica. Grown by farmers of the Gitwe cooperative, which operates two wet mills, Karatu and Kariuga, and is composed of 1,868 farmer members