Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by Cafe Campesino Review |
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  • Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: October 2004
Origin: Oromio Cooperative, Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A striking and distinctive coffee. Co-cupper Christy Thorns (89) admired its complex aromatics: "dried apricot, orange zest, clove, citronella." Ken (90) found a gingery chocolate and lemon that for him was unusual and surprising, which may be why he was slightly more willing than Christy to forgive a slight, shadow salty cling as the cup cooled.

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. Certified organically grown. Cafe Campesino is a small-batch specialty wholesale roaster with a commitment to socially and economically progressive goals. Visit or call 888-532-4728 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy spicy, gingery fruit desserts.


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