|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Ethiopia|
|Review Date:||June 2007|
Blind Assessment: Lushly sweet cherry-brandy and chocolate-toned aroma with hints of cedar and banana. Continued hints of buttery-textured tropical fruit in the cup supporting continued rich, grapey brandy and cherryish chocolate notes that turn toward blueberry as the cup cools. The complex fruit persists in the finish, though shadowed by a slight salty astringency.
Notes: This Ethiopia is a "natural" or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, producing a flavor profile that is lower-toned with a deep, wine-and berry-like fruit. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this striking and unusual coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. PT's is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT's motto is "without the love, it's just coffee." Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer color to form.