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Kenya Githiga from Square One Coffee

Kenya Githiga from Square One Coffee

Roast Rating: 4.5 stars


A heavy and acid-forward Kenyan coffee from Square One Coffee in Lancaster, PA. We call this - Tart, Full Bodied, and Intense

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Origin: Kenya   Process: Washed

Roaster: Square One Coffee

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

From the start this coffee opened up with sweet berry and plum like aromatics. The body was medium, with a softness to its texture and a mellow roundness. The acidity is intense, with tart and tangy cherry, grapes, and juicy orange. Sweetness was medium in intensity, soothing the palate with maple and sweet cream. Hints of oak and cocoa grounded the experience, and a bright and tangy aftertaste stuck to the palate for quite a while.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7 / 10
  • Total: 39 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

Aromatically, this coffee shone with sweet and nose pleasing wafts the whole time. As a brew it became juicy and syrupy in texture, coating the tongue and cheeks in a heavy bodied experience. The acidity was quite bright and intense, at times feeling tart in the cheeks. A relatively sweet brew was helped out by a low overall bitterness and some nutty qualities that worked well with the intensity of the rest of the cup. In 3 words we call this - Tart, Full Bodied, and Intense.
  • Aroma: 2 / 2
  • Body: 3 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7 / 10
  • Total: 41.5 / 50

Roast Rating: 4.5 stars

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Roaster Profile

Square One Coffee

Square One Coffee is an award-winning micro-roaster based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with retail locations in Lancaster and Philadelphia. As a small, family-owned business, they take pride in their small batch, handcrafted approach to roasting and serving the highest quality specialty coffee. Their highly skilled staff boasts several Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Certified Lead Instructors, several Barista Guild of America (BGA) Certified Baristas, and a Licensed Q-Grader. Square One believes that people matter, so they do their best to respect every person involved in the process of getting coffee from the seed to your cup—from the farmers, to their roasters, to their baristas, to their customers.

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Categories: Coffee Ratings. Origins: Kenya. Flavors: Cherry, Cocoa, Earthy, Maple, Oak, and Tangy. Brew Descriptors: Full Body, Intense, and Tart. Roasters: Square One Coffee.

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