Organic Ethiopia by Bard Coffee Review |
  • Bard Coffee

    Portland, Maine
  • Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Zelele

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent, dry but juicy. Honey, roasted cacao nib, ripe orange, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk yet juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a richly drying finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown. 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. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine, focused on distinctive single-origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, founder of Wicked Joe coffee and a frequent judge at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit or call 207-899-4788 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Briskly authoritative version of the great, aromatic Yirgacheffe cup.


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