Coffee Review - Organic Ethiopia by 49th Parallel Coffee
  • 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

    Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada
  • Organic Ethiopia Sidama Wottona Bultuma Co-op

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2011
Origin: Sidama growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: CAD $17.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Tart lemon and rose-like flowers dominate in aroma and cup, with the citrus turning sweeter and juicier in the cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; intense, citrusy acidity. Citrus fades in the finish but a nut-toned cocoa hinted at in aroma and cup becomes more explicit.

Notes: Produced in the Aleta Wondo Valley by members of the Wottona Bultuma Co-operative; certified organically grown. 49th Parallel is a distinguished small-batch roasting company located in the Vancouver, Canada area that specializes in high-end single-origin and blended coffees, many sourced directly from origin. Visit or call 877-773-4900 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy tart, acidy flavors with a floral edge: passion fruit, for example, or ripe lime.


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