Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe Horse by Ancora Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Ancora Coffee Roasters

    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe Horse

Roast: Dark Review Date: September 2002
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A dark-roast presentation with a splendid aroma: intense, crisply dry and fruity. In the cup, however, the roast dominates, though patient drinkers will feel a sweet, lush fruitiness behind the roasty bitterness. The halo of fruit persists in the cleanly roasty finish.

Notes: Yirgacheffe is the most lavishly fruity and floral of the several fruity and floral wet- processed regional origins in southern and western Ethiopia. The "Horse" designation derives from the exporter's coffee bag logo. Besides pursuing the "Small Batch Artisan Roasting" it proclaims in its motto, Ancora Coffee Roasters operates both a well-known Madison, Wisconsin coffee house and a colorful and engaging Website. Visit or call 800-260-0217 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Dark-roast drinkers who enjoy some fruity complication in a rather demandingly bitter cup.


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