Coffee Review - Yirgacheffe Blue Nile by Highwire Coffee
  • Highwire Coffee Roasters

    Emeryville, California
  • Yirgacheffe Blue Nile

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $17.50/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Bright and exhilaratingly complex. Jasmine-like flowers, tangerine, raspberry, a hint of hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Gently dry, quietly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before the beans are dried) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Highwire Coffee Roasters is a small-batch coffee roaster located in Emeryville, California. Established in 2011, Highwire pursues the straightforward goal of sharing the coffees it loves with the community. Visit or call 510-420-0473 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Superb, balanced but intensely aromatic example of the great Yirgacheffe profile.


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