Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke by Simon Hsieh |
  • Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe, Koke Grade 1

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2009
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Startlingly intense, sweet-toned notes of ripe lemon, baker's chocolate and night flowers runs through the profile aroma through finish. Roundly rich acidity, plush mouthfeel. The baker's chocolate sweetens toward a crisp bittersweet chocolate in the cup and finish.

Notes: Koke is a particularly high-elevation district within the famed Yirgacheffe growing region, as well as the name of a wet mill or washing station in the area. In addition to his retail roasting operation, Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also runs Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on high quality green single-origin coffees and commercial espresso blends. Visit or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The Yirgacheffe style at its finest and most intensely distinctive.


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