The Kenya Windrush AB was carefully roasted for you by Parisi Artisan Coffee. This fully washed coffee was sourced from the growing region of Kiambu in Kenya and was produced by the various small holder producers at 1,500 - 2,100 meters. The cup is juicy and complex with notes of dark fruits and baking spices.
okay and the beans seemed harder than normal and our grinder is struggling
This coffee is along the lines of the coffee I typically buy for myself. While that is great, it is less exploratory than the first batch I received, the Mexico Sicobi. Comparing the two, I find it has a weaker scent, stronger bitterness, but somehow feels lighter in the mouth. It is an excellent pick, but I would prefer the variations along the Mexico Sicobi while experimenting with the offerings Mistobox. Circumstances were that we plowed through this bag of Kenya Windrush, and will likely be forced to drink black tea until the next shipment arrives. I updated the delivery schedule, and will pair it back again when we normalize our consumption.
It is ok. I like the Equator Panther more.
I like the dark fruit flavors, with a chocolate undertone, when drunk black. But I find it somewhat one-dimensional when drunk with milk, as I usually do, with a only a mild chocolate flavor apparent to me, and not much else.
Brewed in chemex. Good level of roast for me, slightly too acidic.
Slightly too acidic flavor
The Windrush AB was very good, and a nice balance of flavors. I noticed prune/plum, and some dark chocolate-dipped raspberry flavors when I brewed with a V60. This was a good level of roast for me, I generally like between a little lighter of this roast to a little darker, so it fell right in my preference. The brew was smooth, silky, and with a substantial mouthfeel. No acidity or bitterness, I would definitely go with this bean again although I almost think that as a daily drinker for more than 12oz of bean-worth the back end prune/plum sweetness would be a bit too much for me. I tend to not like too much of the malty sweetness. All in all a very good cup of coffee.