JBC Coffee Roasters

Alemu Bukato Ethiopia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.75/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 57/81

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, pink grapefruit zest, malt, dark chocolate, orange blossom in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The nuanced finish leads with notes of apricot and orange blossom in the short, rounding to malt-toned chocolate in the long.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive 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 are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Almost all Yirgacheffe coffees are produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.


The Bottom Line: A classic washed Yirgacheffe cup: juicy and crisply sweet-tart with notes of stone fruit, citrus blossom and chocolate throughout.

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