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Giv COFFEE

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Natural (Single-Serve Capsule)

Location: Torrington, Connecticut

Origin: Konga District, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $9.99/10 capsules

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/58

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Delicate but rich; sweet; gently intricate. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, lilac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk though backgrounded acidity; cherry and flowers in particular carry into a sweetly crisp finish.

Notes:

Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed Yirgacheffe, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more pungent than the more familiar wet-processed Yirgacheffe floral- and citrus-toned profile. Giv COFFEE is dedicated to three goals: to provide quality coffee, to provide a fair price to farmers, and to give back to those in need. Giv COFFEE donates two dollars of every retail bag sold. Visit www.givcoffee.com or call 860-874-5301 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: This crisp yet sweet, delicately complex cup gives Keurig owners a quiet yet still engaging suggestion of the lush intrigue of fine southern Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit coffees.


This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees

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