Ademe Bedane Ethiopia, Northern Italian Espresso Roast
|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||November 2008|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Very sweet, deep, smokily rich aroma with distinct floral and orangy citrus notes and a hint of fresh-cut fir. In the small cup lightly syrupy mouthfeel and impressive complexity: Fresh-cut fir predominates, with baker's chocolate and continued orange and floral notes carrying into a rich, walnut-toned finish. Blooms in two to three parts milk nicely, with the predictable dark chocolate complemented by surprisingly persistent floral, orange and fir suggestions.
Notes: Certified organically grown. From the Bonko cooperative consisting of 300 farmers with an average farm size of two and a half acres. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An impressive single-origin espresso that manages to generate plump body and milk-mastering character while maintaining Ethiopia nuance.