Ethiopian Yirgacheffe by Morning Star Coffee Review |
  • Morning Star Coffee

    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Roast: Dark Review Date: October 2002
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Both John Weaver and Ken admired this dark-roasted Ethiopia. John: "My favorite of this cupping. Obviously East African. Bright acidity with exceptional flavor. Nice roast for this coffee, although I might have taken it a hair farther to bring out more body" (90). Ken: "Balanced, sweet, deeply dimensioned integration of rounded acidy notes, crisp roastiness and a lush, apricot-toned fruit" (91).

Notes: Its explosive floral and citrus tones make Ethiopia Yirgacheffe one of the world's most distinctive coffees. Morning Star Coffee is a retail and wholesale specialty roaster with a particularly interesting array of blended coffees. Visit or call 800-409-7375 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the taste of the roast but still want to enjoy the character of a very distinctive origin.


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