Johnson Brothers Ethiopian Sidamo: Coffee Review
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2013
Origin: Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisply lush, juicy. Distinct lavender notes, honey, fresh-cut fir, white grape, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Delicately bright, juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The finish is richly and deeply flavor saturated, though slightly drying in long.

Notes: From the Deri Kochoha mill in the Hagere Maryame District a little south of the famous Yirgacheffe region, where coffees from local heirloom trees are subject to classically rigorous, traditional processing and drying procedures. Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The particular genius of Ethiopia wet-processed coffees from the best mills and growing regions of southern Ethiopia is beautifully on display here: lavish floral sweetness grounded in crisp chocolate, bright, juicy acidity, silky mouthfeel.


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