JBC Coffee Roasters

Chelelektu Ethiopia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.25/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 55/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Elegant, sweetly pungent. Lilac, toffee, cedar, black cherry, grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is flavor-saturated in the short, consolidating to notes of cedar and toffee in the long.


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. 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 sweet-toned, zesty washed Yirgacheffe coffee that leads with rich floral notes grounded by suggestions of grapefruit zest.

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