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.


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.

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