Monday, June 29, 2020

Split Rail Coffee Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AB in Review "A Smooth Operator"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

ORIGIN: Kenya
PROCESS: Wet

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Mild

WEBSITE: splitrailcoffee.com

NOTES:
Tart fruits | Lemon balm | Cereal grain

Quite puckering. Tart. A bright morning before the fog lifts. Out-front is a cranberry-sour cherry thing which is a tick fuzzy until the cup cools, delineates, focuses (mostly). Lemon balm comes next w/ a tick witch hazel astringent lilt to its lemony-minty herbaceousness. Fleshing out the primaries is a bottom of the box Cheerios crumb cereal grain.

Undertones are a bit empty & where filled, filled by primaries less dripping down than whispered thru. Breezily-easily. Pleasantly polite. A bit of a white sand beach canvas. A smattering of white tea leaves. A moderately complex brew but a brew somewhat lacking in layered nuances. Fleeting. An inherent sweetness mounts & does bring nice balance. Actually, quite the transitional thing. Unboring & evolving, this.

Very dim nose, grain & lemon balm distantly. A hint of tea. Finishes on nice legs with sweet oaty palate & herbal tongue. The most subtle cup I've looked at in some time. A smooth operator. Fresh pinewood, daffodils, honeydew... or am I imagining that? Or am I imagining skinny-dippers splashing into watering hole undertones as the fog burns off on the day?

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::