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Caffe Luxxe

Ethiopia Konga Kebele

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2016

Agtron: 52/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply and richly sweet. Jasmine, hazelnut butter, sandalwood, peach, buttery chocolate in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is thoroughly chocolaty, with detours into peach in the short finish and sandalwood in the clean, resonant long.

Notes:

Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces 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 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. Caffè Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A pretty Yirgacheffe cup that is simultaneously crisp and lush, floral and chocolaty.

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