Coffee Review - Ethiopia Nekisse by Coffea Roasterie
  • Coffea Roasterie

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Ethiopia Nekisse

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2010
Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $37.95/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Extraordinary dried-in-the-fruit profile. Lushly fruit-toned and brandyish, yet crisp with savory wood notes. Blueberry, cherry, brandy-nuanced dark chocolate, aromatic wood, night flowers in aroma and cup, carrying into the finish. A slight hint of salt in the finish as well, but the fruit-and-brandy sweetness rings on.

Notes: Grown near Neji in the Sidamo growing region, this Ethiopian coffee is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Coffea Roasterie is a South Dakota based wholesale and retail roaster, with a small but refined selection of mostly single-origin coffees. Visit or call 605-362-9955 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: For those willing to spend nearly forty dollars for twelve ounces of coffee, an opportunity to experience a coffee both lush and magisterial, an almost perfect example of the tricky-to-produce dried-in-the-fruit style of Ethiopia.


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