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Slate Coffee Roasters - Kilenso Ethiopia

Kilenso Ethiopia

Slate Coffee Roasters

$19.00

Roast: Light, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Single Origin

Availability: Limited

Tastes: cocoa powder, strawberry, blueberry

Delivery: Ships freshly roasted on March 29


Bean Box Breakdown

Strawberry fields forever! Vibrant and bright, with an irresistible aroma and a plump berry flavor that lingers on your tongue.

Slate Coffee Roasters Story

Opening a bag of Kilenso is like setting off an aromatic strawberry bomb. Upon tasting, Kilenso is sweet like angel food cake, with notes of strawberry, blueberry, and powdered cocoa.

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4.5 stars, based on 32 ratings
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"Very light and refreshing berry notes with hints of chocolate. Easy drinking and delicious, perfect for a bright morning cup. Brewed hot using a V60. " (4 out of 5)

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"Pour over 1:15 ratio. Very true to description. Strawberry dream" (5 out of 5)

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"This was a nice, light coffee blend that I really enjoyed. " (4 out of 5)

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"This bean has tons of flavor... For being a light roast, I expected a very acidic taste, but was pleasantly surprised when I received the opposite. This is one of my absolute favorite lighter roasts. Would recommend." (4 out of 5)

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"We are typically not fruity-coffee people, but we truly loved this one. We just got an aeropress so maybe that changed how we can appreciate a brew, but at any rate - the strawberry notes were super clear and yummy." (5 out of 5)

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"If you like light blends with fruit notes, this one might be for you. But, that's not my thing." (2 out of 5)

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"This roast is fruity and light, I could drink this all day!" (5 out of 5)

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"This fantastic coffee is light and aromatic. The cup is not acidic the way some light roasts can be, and is smooth and crisp. The fruity complexion is noticeable, but not overpowering. Overall, this is one of my favorite light roasts." (5 out of 5)

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"Everything Slate touches turns to gold! This one doesn't disappoint. " (5 out of 5)

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"This one tastes just like it smells, which is a good thing! Fruity and light in flavor. " (4 out of 5)

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"Luckily I reached out to Bean Box in time to change my order. Instead of getting a blend I already received they switched out my order to Slate's Kilenso Ethiopia. What a wonderful coffee! The aroma and taste is a bright with light strawberry notes and a sweet aftertaste. My favorite from BB so far." (5 out of 5)

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"This was hands down my favorite in this month's sampler. It even made my favorite list. I would buy it again and again. " (5 out of 5)

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"I've enjoyed everything I have tried from Slate. This is a solid Ethiopian single origin. I like that the cocoa notes balance out the berry notes so it is not too overpoweringly fruity. Really great coffee. I brewed on a Chemex 3-cup. " (4 out of 5)

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"Great coffee! I received this is a box with Velton's Mexican Nayarita, also lots of berries. Slate's Ethiopian here tastes like riper fruit. Fun to compare them side by side!" (4 out of 5)

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"This was Absolutely delicious!! Recommend it 100% will definitely purchase again" (5 out of 5)

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"nice light roast, berry flavors jump right out, chocolate as well." (3 out of 5)

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"This is firmly in my all time top 5 list. It's one of the greats — don't miss it! So flavorful and so smooth. I usually have a hard time tasting the note that everyone keeps talking about, but this one is all berries for sure. Yum!!!" (5 out of 5)

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"One of the best Ethiopian coffees I have had. Very fruity and light taste with very little acidity to the finish, made it a real easy coffee to sit back and sip on. Brewed on a drip coffee machine, nothing special except for the coffee. " (4 out of 5)

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"Well-balanced cup (made it on a clever dripper with a 3-min brew). Less acidic than many of the Ethiopians I have tried, but a good cup nonetheless. " (3 out of 5)

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"Made one of the best pour over flavors I have had in a while. Totally could smell the strawberry and cocoa right as you open the bag and grind. To me, the blueberry isn't as apparent but the chocolately strawberry flavor is all there for me! I might end up buying a bag." (5 out of 5)

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"The smells is what hits you, a definite aroma punch of Strawberry. I tried french press and chemex brewing for this roast but only had a 5 bean taste rating one clear time. If I could get the one solid cup I will chalk the lack of consistent love for the flavor (and price) to user error. " (3 out of 5)

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"Would order again. A unique blend. Loved the fruity sweet bite with the chocolate! Like a gourmet chocolate bar! " (5 out of 5)

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"Fruity and rich, definitely a delicious combination! " (5 out of 5)

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"Really enjoyed this one. I could definitely taste the cocoa and fruity overtones. Would have again." (4 out of 5)

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"Anything with blueberry is a hit in our house but also love the strawberry notes. Great without cream" (5 out of 5)

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"This coffee smells amazing. As per the description, Strawberry and dark fruit. A strawberry BOMB is completely accurate. My nose literally crinkles. This is the second time I've received this in a Box, and it's even better this time. " (5 out of 5)

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"Loved the bright floral and fruity notes. Definetly a great summer coffee. Prepared with french press" (5 out of 5)

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"The balance between blueberry and cocoa was excellent. Both rich and light at the same time. " (5 out of 5)

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"Chemex pour-over tried on this. The tasting notes on this are spot on. Smell/flavor is highly strawberry-focused. Highly fruity, smooth, juicy, lightly grassy." (5 out of 5)

"Prepared in an AeroPress. They aren't kidding when they say it smells like a strawberry. The flavor is fantastic, berries, sweet and light. So often the flavors described in a review don't match the flavors you actually taste. That's not the case here. This one delivers as promised!"

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"Brewed in a French press with sub-boiling water. Very aromatic, smells of earth, nuts, and some red berries. Bright with fresh strawberry/raspberry and blackberry on the taste, followed by a subtle natural peanut butter taste and dusty dark cocoa. Light bodied but a little chewy. Long finish. Nice." (4 out of 5)

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"The first time I smelled, and then tasted this, I was in disbelief at the almost magical way it conjures up strawberry and blueberry. This roast stands alone as one of the most unique I've ever had. Great for a special occasion, after dessert." (5 out of 5)

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