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Topic: will there be more Kenyas this year? (4 msgs / 86 lines)
1) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
Usually I order beans from SM during the summer when there are some good 
kenyas on the list. This year I have not really been able to find the one to 
get. It seems many Kenyas this year are the bright citrusy types that only 
needs a c or c+ roasting, both the light roast and the type of flavors is 
really not what I am looking for, more the Kenyas you can roast to fc with a 
more balanced and maybe more rounded, is what I amlooking for. Maybe I 
should just go with the Kenya Auction Lot #425 Karimikui Peaberry, but it 
would be nice to know if there will be a few more Kenyas before the season 
is over?
Claus
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2) From: Steve Carlson
My morning started with Kenya Auction Lot #425 Karimikui Peaberry, and
that's definitely in the bright citrusy category (C+/FC).  It was great, and
better with 2 nights rest than only one.  The grapefruit of Tom's review
really popped out. It paired great with a peach off my tree.
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3) From: Paul Jolly
Claus,
Sorry to hear that you missed on some of the good ones which were in earlier.  I too prefer the roast darker than Tom usually suggests.  The Kenya AA Nyeri - Kiamaina was wonderful--sweet & complex.  The Thika - Gethumbwini Peaberry was amazingly fruited, and the fruit held up well even into FC.  
This isn't advice you'd asked for, but I'd suggest looking earlier in the year if you can.  There were great Kenyan coffees early last winter & the spring fly crop usually produces some stellar coffees, too.  There are often some which aren't so citric as to make one pucker.
Cheers,
Paul
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4) From: Robert Flanery
Gotta say, that is a very nice coffee (the Karimikui)  I wish I had gotten
more.  Went absolutely perfect with a piece of crumb cake.
I love Kenyan coffee, and have found them delightful since taking up home
roasting.  I understand now that those beans we bought back in college at
the Dekalb farmer's market that were so yummy were probably quite fresh
compared to what we normally purchased.  I have spent the last 20 years
hunting them down and had to roast my own in the end.  No complaint there.
I too am ever watchful for new offerings in the Kenyan section.
Rob
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