Coffee Review - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe FTO by Johnson Brothers Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing district, southern Ethiopia. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Complex but harmonious. Honey and a very sweet citrus suggesting candied lemon dominate in aroma and cup, with complications of almond, fresh-cut fir and a soft caramel. Smoothly and sweetly tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, flavor-saturated finish.

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. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Smoothly tart and lushly sweet, surprisingly full in mouthfeel, deeply nuanced in aroma and flavor, this is a morning cup that both expresses and transcends classic.


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