Ethiopia Harrar by Hood River Coffee Review |
  • Hood River Coffee

    Hood River, Oregon
  • Ethiopia Harrar

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Harrar region of eastern Ethiopia Price: $6.95/8oz

Blind Assessment: Richly melodic coffee in which wine and apple notes carry from aroma through cup to finish. A tactful dark roast preserves a shimmer of acidity in the cup while contributing a slight herbal twist to the dominating apple-cider-like notes.

Notes: Harrar is one of the world's oldest and most traditional coffees. As it has been for centuries, it is simply picked and spread in the sun to dry inside the fruit, which gives it its characteristic wine-like fruit character. Hood River Coffee is a premium small-batch roaster located in the Colombia River Gorge. Visit or call 541-386-3908 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those interested in learning how a coffee with great character can preserve that character when dark-roasted with care.


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