94 Fresh Coffee

Ecuador Loja Clara Sidra Natural Taza Dorada #2

Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Origin: Loja Province, southern Ecuador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $NT 700/227 grams

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 57/83

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, crisp, meadowy, fresh. Honeydew melon, fresh-cut fir, orange zest, clover blossom in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced structure; satiny mouthfeel. The finish is citrusy, savory-sweet, resonant.


Ecuador hosts the Taza Dorada (“Golden Cup”) green coffee competition annually. This is the second-place winner of the 2018 competition. Produced entirely from trees of the Sidra variety of Arabica, a hybrid of the old and respected varieties Red Bourbon and Typica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. 94 Fresh Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster based in Kaohsiung City that specializes in espresso, including training and machine sales. Visit https://94freshcoffee718.shoplineapp.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A sweetly bright yet roundly savory rendition of the rare Sidra varietal.

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