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The Curve Coffee Roasting Co.

Yirgacheffe G1 Idido

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $760/8 ounces

Review Date: February 2017

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately sweet, floral-toned. Narcissus, strawberry, honey, black peppercorn, bergamot zest in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-savory acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish leads with narcissus and zesty bergamot in the short, and introduces a tropical, coconut-like note in the long.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this one is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. The Curve Coffee Roasting Co. holds classes authorized by the Specialty Coffee Association, as well as roasting and selling around thirty specialty coffees, including rare Taiwan origins. Visit www.thecurvecoffee.com.tw for more information.

The Bottom Line: An elegant, resonant washed Yirgacheffe cup, classic in its deeply sweet, flower-driven character.