Ethiopia Hachira by Cafe Del Mundo Review |
  • Cafe Del Mundo

    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Ethiopia Hachira

Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $23.00/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Exotic and original. Ripe watermelon, pungent sandalwood and acai berry, lush night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Quiet, reserved acidity; very smooth, silky mouthfeel. Long, crisply drying, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Most Yirgacheffe coffee is prepared by the conventional wet method, in which the skin and pulp are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried, encouraging a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Yirgacheffe is a "natural" or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a deeper-toned profile, more pungent than bright though still extravagant in its aromatics. This striking coffee was developed and brought into the U.S. by boutique exporter/importer Ninety Plus Coffee. It is one of Café del Mundo’s “Black Cup” line of select coffees. Café del Mundo was Alaska’s first coffee roaster, opening in 1975, and since has evolved both with Alaska and with the American fine coffee scene. Visit or call 907-562-2326 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An original and thoroughly engaging variation on the Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” cup that introduces a crisp, savory-sweet intrigue to the fruit and flowers typical of the type.


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