Coffee Review - Exotic by Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Ethical Bean Coffee

    Vancouver, British Colombia
  • Exotic

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2011
Origin: Ethiopia Price: CAD $11.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisp, bergamot-like citrus, lavender and fir in the aroma. Soft acidity; silky mouthfeel. The citrus rounds toward ripe lemon in the cup, with a hint of deeper, savory fruit. Fades slightly in the finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown and also Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. As the name implies, Ethical Bean is a community-minded, environmentally-aware coffee roaster that is focused on certified Fair Trade and organic coffee. All bags are stamped with an “emark” that allows consumers to track the journey the coffee has taken. Visit or call 877-431-3830 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: White wine drinkers who prefer spicy, floral profiles.


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