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Caffe Luxxe

Ethiopia Kore Kochere Yirgacheffe Natural

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2016

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Engaging, fruit-forward. Pink grapefruit zest, apricot, baker’s chocolate, magnolia-like flowers, licorice bark in aroma and cup. Juicy, brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is carried by dried fruit and licorice suggestions in the short, with a hint of magnolia returning in the long.

Notes:

The Yirgacheffe region 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. 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 crisp, clean, appealingly fruit-toned natural-processed Yirgacheffe cup.

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