Coffee Review - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe by New Harvest Coffee
  • New Harvest Coffee Roasters

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2011
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $13.00/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Tart bergamot-like citrus and baker’s chocolate dominate, with rounding and deepening hints of sweeter, low-acid fruit. The acidity is tart and penetrating, the mouthfeel silky. Dry chocolate dominates in the finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown by members of the Jirmi Wacho Farmers Cooperative. Also Fair Trade certified, meaning a coffee purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. 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. New Harvest is an artisan roasting company focusing on refined coffee and responsible sourcing. Visit or call 866-438-1999 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A Yirgacheffe on the tart side with expressive aromatics and impressive social and environmental credentials.


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