Ethiopian by Neighbors Coffee Review |
  • Neighbors Coffee

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Ethiopian

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2003
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Deeply, richly acidy, but without any edge unblunted by an enveloping, buffering sweetness. Surprisingly heavy body; a shimmering cocktail of pineapple, pear, citrus and floral notes in the nose. Neighbors green buyer and quality assurance manager Chris Palmer tags these elusive notes "apricot-like ... with a hint of spice."

Notes: From the celebrated and lush Yirgacheffe growing region of Ethiopia. Unusually robust and full-bodied for this more typically high-toned, lighter-bodied floral coffee. Over the past three decades Neighbors Coffee has evolved from office coffee service to major regional wholesale specialty roaster offering an impressive range of single-origin and blended coffees. Visit or call 800-299-9016 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who think acidity is the same as bitterness or sourness: This coffee displays a classic acidity, with the sour and bitter tones necessary to give the cup authority wrapped in an equally fundamental sweetness.


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