Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Natural

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Amaro region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 58/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Gently opulent, complex. Tangerine, roasted cacao nib, a hint of rum, complex floral notes (from sweet honeysuckle to crisp lavender) in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolaty cacao nib and the tangerine in a rich, lasting finish.


A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more richly pungent than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned southern Ethiopia profile. Organically grown and meticulously prepared by Asnakech Thomas, Ethiopia’s only female miller/exporter.Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A fine, elegantly complex dried-in-the-fruit Ethiopia profile, with particularly complex floral notes and just a hint of rum-like spirits.

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