“Kenya Nyeri” from Radfod Coffee Co.
roaster: Radford Coffee Co; Radford, VA
origin: Nyeri, Kenya
Radford has a special and unique mission. They’re a non-profit coffee shop, that is part of a group of coffee shops supporting the education of children along the Coconut River in Nicaragua. The efforts in Nicaragua, focuses on eight schools with a population of roughly 1,800 students. Radford is located in Southwestern Virginia along the New River, and this is where their “River to River” motto comes from. Naturally this is a coffee company and cause we support and we encourage you to visit their website to learn more.
The coffee is a single origin coffee from Nyeri, which is located in central Kenya, north of the capital city of Nairobi. As an espresso the sweetness of the white grapes show through. It give hints of lemon, it was sweet and floral, but not bitter. We couldn’t get it to produce a classic espresso crema, but for a lighter roast, it certainly produced a nice sweet espresso.
Espresso Rating – 88pts.
This coffee is a labeled a light roast, some might call it a medium, either way it actually produces a lighter roast flavor. The flavor held true to what we noticed as an espresso with white grape juice, being the defining flavor. It was fairly light, without some of the complexity and warmth of fuller coffees. It makes for a great summer coffee. We’ll have another coffee to review from Radford soon, make sure you check back.
Coffee Rating – 86pts.
Special thanks to Phillip from Radford for the coffee, visit them at www.radfordcoffeeco.com. Make sure you check them out!
We also wanted to share with everyone that our best coffees of 2018 list is continuing to be update as we review more coffees.
About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, along with drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.