Coffee Review - Ethiopia Harrar by Conscious Cup Coffee
  • Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters

    Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Ethiopia Harrar

Roast: Medium Review Date: November 2011
Origin: Harrar region of eastern Ethiopia; east Java, Indonesia. Price: $15.40/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Intense aroma and flavor dominated by deep, jasmine-like flowers and tartly sweet fruit: pomegranate, bergamot, raspberry. Rich, complexly expressed acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is lemony, sweet, and very long.

Notes: Grown and processed by members of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, this coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Harrar is one of the world's oldest and most traditional coffees. As it has been for centuries, it is simply picked and spread in the sun to dry inside the fruit. Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters is independent and family-owned and operated cafe and coffee roaster specializing in socially and environmentally sustainable coffees. Visit or call 815-356-0115 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for excitement. Almost startling intensity and complexity in this unusually clean, bright Harrar.


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