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Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $22.00/16 ounces

Review Date: July 2017

Agtron: 53/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly sweet. Peach, hazelnut, pink peppercorn, cedar, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish leads with notes of peach and pink peppercorn in the short, consolidating to hazelnut in the long, with a continued hint of thyme.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters is independent and family-owned and operated cafe and coffee roaster specializing in socially and environmentally sustainable coffees. Visit www.consciouscup.com or call 815-356-0115 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An attractive washed Yirgacheffe, peachy sweet and spicy-savory.