|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$17.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2017|
Blind Assessment: Balanced, crisply sweet. Caramel, lemon zest, white peach, cedar, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, backgrounded acidity; delicate, crisp mouthfeel. The finish leads with stone fruit and spicy floral notes in the short segueing to rich cedar in the long.
Notes: Certified organically grown. The co-op that produced this coffee is named after Adado, the culture centered on the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe. There are eight mills in the region that represent about 7,000 farmers, all of whom are members of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian 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). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A crisply high-toned washed Ethiopia coffee offering a fine balance of sweet fruit and aromatic wood notes.
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