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Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Reko Estate Yirgacheffe

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2018

Agtron: 54/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Deep, intense, sweetly perfumy, savory-edged. Dark chocolate, vanilla, dried mango, sandalwood, a hint of dried mint in aroma and cup. Very sweet though also rather drying and tannic in structure; satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish, sweet yet spicy, particularly impressive in the long.

Notes:

Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying).Like virtually all southern 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.

The Bottom Line: Expresses the deep, spicy-sweet side of the Yirgacheffe profile, engaging in its balance of savory depth and perfumy sweetness.

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