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JBC Coffee Roasters

Harfusa Espresso

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.80/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2016

Agtron: 57/84

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Floral-toned, sweetly rich. Mango, wisteria, myrrh, roasted cacao nib in aroma and small cup. Tart, very silky mouthfeel. Tartly sweet short finish; almond and myrrh carry into a richly drying long. Mango dominates, complicated by sweet nut suggestions, in three parts milk.

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. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic contemporary American espresso: brightly sweet and intricately aromatic.