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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Flight Seasonal Espresso

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely aromatic and sweet. White peach, nougat, jasmine, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy mouthfeel; richly drying, floral-toned finish with continued notes of white peach. In three parts milk, all of the aromatic notes converge, perfumy and complex.

Notes:

A seasonal espresso blend comprised of three coffees from Ethiopia: a natural-processed Banko Dhadhato, a wet-processed Hambela and a wet-processed Limu. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A powerhouse Ethiopia espresso blend with a floral-tart composure that maintains its complexity and intensity in both straight shot and milk.