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JBC Coffee Roasters

Banco Gotete Ethiopia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.50/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 53/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly floral, sweetly spice-toned. Almond nougat, white peach, pink peppercorn, wisteria-like flowers, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish centers around peach, wisteria and sandalwood.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced largely from traditional indigenous 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. 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 nuanced, multi-layered washed Ethiopia cup with a deep floral profile and energetic lift from an elegant spice throughline.

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