Ethiopia Washed Sidamo - Green by Holland Coffee Group Review |
  • Holland Coffee Group

    Novato, California
  • Ethiopia Washed Sidamo - Green

Roast: NA Review Date: October 1999
Origin: Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A borderline off-taste marred this otherwise fragrantly complex and intense coffee. The body in particular displayed an impressive tongue-coating, velvety persistence. Nevertheless, subdued but disturbing tones that panelists variously described as rough, harsh or fermented depressed the rating. "This might be a very good dark-roasted coffee," on panelist speculated. "The hardness might mellow out and the intensity of body and flavor develop nicely."

Notes: A fragrantly complex and intense coffee that displayed an impressive tongue-coating, velvety persistence but disturbing rough tones. "Washed" means that this Sidamo coffee had the fruit removed from the beans by a series of complex, water-driven operations before the beans were dried. By contrast, other Sidamo coffees may be dry-processed, or dried with the fruit still attached to the

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