Abyssinian Blend by Indigenous Coffees Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Indigenous Coffees

    Santa Barbara, California
  • Abyssinian Blend

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2006
Origin: Coffee component from the Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: (Pre-ground blend of coffee, cardamom and cinnamon) The spice sensation is intense and dominating throughout the profile, reading as a bitter, resiny orange with a sharp cinnamon overlay. In the cup the mouthfeel is full and the taste simultaneously sweet and brassily bitter.

Notes: All ingredients in this pre-ground blend of coffee, cardamom and cinnamon are certified organically grown. Indigenous Coffees offers a selection of single-origin coffees blended with spices (actual spices, not extracts) that often reference traditional beverage concepts. In this case, combining cardamom with coffee is a widespread practice in northern Africa, making the use of an Ethiopian coffee in this blend particularly appropriate (though the addition of cinnamon may globalize the concept a bit). Visit www.indigenouscoffees.com or call 805-451-6068 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who crave intensity as the price of any semblance of balance or subtlety or, for that matter, coffee flavor.


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