Good Chance Biotechnology, Ltd.

Civet Yirgacheffe Sisota

Location: Taichung City, Taiwan

Origin: Sidamo growing region, south-central Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $206.00/8 ounces

Review Date: January 2018

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly savory, sweetly herb-toned. Baker’s chocolate, fennel, black cherry, cedar, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, deeply sweet in structure; syrupy mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with black cherry in the short, which settles into a cedar-toned flowers in the long.


The cup profile of this coffee owes its originality to a complex, overlapping set of influences. First, tree variety: It was produced from heirloom varieties grown only in southern Ethiopia. Second, processing method: It was processed using a variation of the honey method, in which only the skins are removed from the coffee fruit and the beans are dried still enveloped in all or part of the fruit pulp. Finally, the beans were exposed to cultured strains of bacteria extracted from the excrement of the civet cat, making this a laboratory version of the famous kopi luwak, the coffee passed through the intestines of a civet cat or luwak. Good Chance Biotechnology., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based specialty coffee company. For more information, visit http://www.magiccat.pro/ or email magiccat868@gmail.com.

The Bottom Line: An impressively rich sweet-savory cup with a throughline of fennel-like herb notes. Interesting both for its unusual cup and its unusual processing variation.

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