Simply Yirgacheffe by Kavanaugh Coffee Review |
  • Kavanaugh Coffee

    Berkeley, California
  • Simply Yirgacheffe

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2002
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The medium roast allows the character of the coffee to emerge, in this case richly and sweetly acidy, complicated by sweet nut notes and, as the cup cools, more characteristic Yirgacheffe floral and lemon tones. An unusual coffee in two respects: light roasted in a region (San Francisco Bay Area) where extremely dark roasting prevails, and rather heavy bodied for a Yirgacheffe.

Notes: Yirgacheffe is the most lavishly fruity and floral of the several fruity and floral wet- processed regional origins in southern and western Ethiopia. Kavanaugh Coffee is a wholesale roaster and specialty coffee provider for events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit or call 800-824-9799 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of medium-roasted coffees who feel exiled in the land of dark roasts. Rather subdued for a Yirgacheffe, but in an apparently bad year for Yirgacheffes, this is a good one.


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