Coffee Review - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by Barefoot Coffee
  • Barefoot Coffee Roasters

    San Jose, California
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dominion

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $14.00/350 grams (12.3 ounces)

Blind Assessment: Tart, zesty, complex: lemon, fir, spicy tea rose, a hint of nut-toned cocoa in both aroma and cup. Sweet but tartly assertive acidity; light, leanish mouthfeel. Flavor rounds toward cocoa in a finish that some may find bracing and others too astringently drying.

Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Barefoot Coffee Roasters is an award-winning small-batch roasting company that claims to be "Making sweet coffee love… in the heart of Silicon Valley." Visit or call 408-293-7200 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy complex but dry, challenging white wines.


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