Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by The Supreme Bean Review |
  • The Supreme Bean

    North Hollywood, California
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 2004
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia Price: $11.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: The roast takes equal place with the coffee in the success of this darker roasted Yirgacheffe, proving, in co-cupper Christy Thorns' (91) words, "the amazing roasting range that a fine Ethiopian coffee can withstand." Christy finds "stone fruit, licorice, black pepper, citrus, rose petal and lavender" in the aroma and cup. Ken (90) also admired the rich floral and sweet citrus character.

Notes: Its tendency to high-toned, floral and citrus sweetness has made Yirgacheffe, from a lushly beautiful range of hills in southern Ethiopia, one of the world's most admired coffees. The Supreme Bean is a Los Angeles-area small-batch wholesale roaster specializing in roasted-to-order single origin coffees and premium espresso blends. Visit or call 888-288-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the spicy, lemony turn Yirgacheffes take when brought to a skillful dark roast.


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