The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Organic
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Amaro region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$19.99/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2012|
Blind Assessment: Spicy, delicate, complex. Orange, savory spice, honey, night flowers in aroma and cup. Gently lively acidity; very smooth, delicately syrupy mouthfeel. Orange in particular persists in a very sweet, long finish.
Notes: A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more pungent than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned southern Ethiopia profile. Certified organically grown, this coffee is processed with great care by Ethiopia's only female coffee mill owner, Asnakech Thomas, who pays high prices for ripe cherry from smallholders in Ethiopia's Amaro region. The West Bean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in a very cleanly and originally expressed version of the Ethiopia natural cup; anyone who enjoys exotic but balanced complexity.