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Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Boke Washed Grade 1

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Boke, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 57/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate but rich; fine, layered complexity. Lilac, honey, apricot, raspberry, sandalwood, much more in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lively, almost effervescent acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates, though the floral note in particular persists in a long, resonant finish.

Notes:

Gamo Gofa is a coffee growing region only recently distinguished from the larger, more comprehensive Sidama or Sidamo growing region in southern Ethiopia. Like most other southern Ethiopia regions, it produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. Gamo Gofa coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very exciting coffee, pure but exotic. The subtly layered floral and fruit notes are lyric and original.