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JBC Coffee Roasters

Gelgelu Adame Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Organic Natural Process

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $19.25/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2014

Agtron: 63/81

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intense, lush, remarkable. Honey, lilac-like flowers, star fruit, roasted cacao nib, and a deep, grapey, brandy-like note in aroma and cup. Honey and flowers in particular carry into a sweet-toned, resonant finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #3 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  Certified organically grown. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. JBC Coffee Roasters (formerly Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters) is a distinguished small-batch roasting company. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A dried-in-the-fruit Yirgacheffe for purists: cleanly and grandly opulent.