CaféDirect Kilimanjaro

Caf&eacuteDirect Kilimanjaro
Caf&eacuteDirect Kilimanjaro
Country: Tanzania
Region: Kilimanjaro
Brand: CaféDirect

Kilimanjaro is the highest volcano in Africa although, thankfully, it hasn't had a major eruption for more than a third of a million years. This is good news for coffee lovers, because it's location and elevation make it perfect coffee growing territory.

Kilimanjaro is a medium strength coffee from Caf&eacuteDirect.

The grounds have a remarkably fruity aroma - blackcurrants and dried wood, with a hint of condensed milk in the background.

Brewed, the acidity of the blackcurrants is much more pronounced and there's a bitter dark chocolate character too.

In the mouth, the acidity is what hits your tongue first - after that, there's a little soft caramel sweetness, and touches of dark fruit but everything is a little muted. It's nicely balanced, with a gentle tannic finish and a reasonable body but it leaves me wishing there was more to it.

It's a pleasant enough coffee, but it lacks the punch I prefer - 3 stars.

This review was originally published 23rd November, 2015. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.