Ethiopia Mocha Harrar by Longbottom Coffee and Tea Review |
  • Longbottom Coffee and Tea

    Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Ethiopia Mocha Harrar

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2004
Origin: Harrar region of eastern Ethiopia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweetly roasty in the aroma, thin-bodied and sharply roasty in the cup. Almost disembodied floral top notes float above a bittersweet, prune-toned chocolate.

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, fruit and all, which gives it its characteristic wine-like fruit character. Longbottom is a pioneering premium specialty roaster founded 21 years ago and, like many Oregon roasters, a proponent of fluidized bed or "hot air" roasting technology in which a column of heated air both roasts and agitates the beans. Visit or call 800-288-1271 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who like a little Harrar with their dark roast.


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