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

    Vancouver, British Colombia
  • Exotic Medium Roast

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2011
Origin: Ethiopia, most likely southern Ethiopia. Price: CAD $11.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Delicate, meadowy, complex, refreshing. Flowers and the pure taste of the coffee fruit – sweet, tart and slightly vegetal – dominate, with deeper, anchoring suggestions of molasses and pipe tobacco, the moist, fresh kind. Gentle acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Rich, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown and 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 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: An impressively pure coffee roasted to foreground its purity, as fresh as the lush hills of southern Ethiopia.


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