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Revel Coffee

Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora

Location: Billings, Montana

Origin: Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2017

Agtron: 54/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, cocoa-toned. Lemon blossom, roasted cacao nib, date, rice candy, white peppercorn in aroma and cup. Savory-tart structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The richly drying finish leads with cocoa-toned, crisply sweet floral notes in the short and a hint of spice (white peppercorn) in the long.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of 71 organic-certified coffees from Africa for Coffee Review’s November 2017 tasting report. Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount — a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A gently spice-toned, floral- driven wet-processed Ethiopia cup with pleasing notes of cocoa throughout.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2017 tasting report: Organic-Certified Coffees from Africa: Benefits, Challenges, Complexities

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