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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Ethiopia Banko Dhadhato

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately and richly sweet; balanced. Lemon verbena, myrrh, honeysuckle, spearmint, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisply juicy, sweetly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying, flavor-saturated finish is resonant with citrus and sweet herb enveloped in cocoa tones.

Notes:

The Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade Certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An impressive citrus and sweet spice-toned Yirgacheffe cup, impressively certified: both organic and Fair Trade.