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Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.

Hambela Ethiopia

Location: Lee, Massachusetts

Origin: Hambela Wamena District, Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.45/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2016

Agtron: 57/82

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately sweet and intricately composed. Black currant, dried jasmine, frankincense, cocoa butter, candied ginseng in aroma and cup. Buoyant, juicy acidity; luxuriously silky mouthfeel. Black currant and cocoa butter in the rich, elegant short finish, candied ginseng in the sweet, resonant long.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 13 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2016. Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional 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). Southern Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Barrington Coffee is an artisan roaster dedicated to elite coffees, fresh delivery and roasting that foregrounds the coffee and not the roast. Visit www.barringtoncoffee.com or call 800-528-0998 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An exceptional value in an elegant, powerfully expressive washed Ethiopia cup.