Coffee Review - Organic Ethiopia Amaro Gayo from Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Southern Ethiopia Price: $11.95/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: A dynamic and engaging coffee. Lushly floral, tartly fruit-toned, with an underlying crisp baker's chocolate. Rich acidity, light-to-medium body. The complex flavor carries into the finish, though it loses some sweetness in the long.

Notes: Certified organically grown, this coffee is processed with great care by Ethiopia's only female coffee mill owner, Asnakech Thomas, who pays high prices for ripe cherry from smallholders in Ethiopia's Amaro region. "Natural" process means the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after removal of the fruit. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Exciting, paradoxical coffee: Crisp, dry, yet opulent.


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