Coffee Review - Ethiopia Washed Sidamo by CQ Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2013
Origin: Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $12.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Floral notes stretch from evanescent, delicate top notes to lushly rich, jasmine-like mid-notes in aroma and cup, with roasted cacao nib and kiwi/lemon complications. Round, rich acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The finish is drying but long and flower-saturated.

Notes: Southern Ethiopia 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 floral and citrus notes. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classically intense floral-and-citrus washed Ethiopia coffee that will please lovers of the type and perhaps attract some converts as well.


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