Coffee Review - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by The Roasterie
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $12.94/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Gently roasty in aroma and cup, with a chocolaty char complicated by a rich, tart lemon. Muted acidity, leanish mouthfeel. Surprisingly fine finish: clean, long, resonant with sweet cocoa and chocolate nuance.

Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. 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. The Roasterie is a longtime leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy their lemony Yirgacheffe with an overlay of tactful roastiness and impressive social and environmental credentials.


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