Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by Water Avenue Coffee Review |
  • Water Avenue Coffee

    Portland, Oregon
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Roast: Light Review Date: September 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisp, delicately soaring. Honey, apricot, orange, flowers, fine black tea notes in aroma and cup. Lively, buoyant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Deep, slightly drying 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. Water Avenue Coffee is a tiny roastery nestled next to the railway in the old Industrial Southeast quarter in Portland, Oregon. Visit or call 503-808-7083 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A Yirgacheffe-lover’s Yirgacheffe: briskly sweet, complex, floral, buoyant and exhilarating.


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