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Cimarron Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochore

Location: Montrose, Colorado

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.00/250 grams

Review Date: March 2017

Agtron: 56/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply sweet, floral-toned. Jasmine, roasted cacao nib, white peach, cinnamon, incense-like notes (frankincense) in aroma and cup. Crisp, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish is flavor-saturated, resonant with suggestions of jasmine and stonefruit in particular.

Notes:

Produced in Yirgacheffe, a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces particularly 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. Like virtually all Yirgacheffe coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Cimarron Coffee Roasters is a micro-roaster on the Western Slope of Colorado that aims to offer sweet, clean, affordable and sustainable coffee.  Roast profiles are developed for each coffee to highlight the inherently distinctive properties of each lot. Shipping is included in the coffee price. Visit www.cimarronroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A deeply rich, very sweetly pungent coffee, driven by notes of flowers and stone fruit: a classic Yirgacheffe cup.