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Bartok Coffee

Ethiopia Kochere G1 Lot 096/183

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Review Date: October 2017

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, thyme, caramel, apricot in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory structure; satiny, viscous mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to pleasing floral tones underscored by sweet herbs.

Notes:

Produced in Yirgacheffe, a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces particularly distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe 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. Like virtually all Yirgacheffe coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Bartok Coffee is a Taiwan-based roaster that strives to source the finest coffees and offer them to local consumers at modest prices. For more information, visit www.bartok.com.tw.

The Bottom Line: A crisply sweet wet-processed Ethiopia cup, delicate yet intriguing in its spice and flowers.

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