|Roaster Location:||Newport Beach, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.15/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2015|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly brisk; layered and intricate. Roasted cacao nib, cashew, black currant, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries with impressive completeness into a long, sweet finish.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned southern Ethiopia profile. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. With two locations in Southern California's Orange County, Kéan Coffee is an in-house coffee roaster and retailer established by Martin Diedrich of the distinguished Diedrich coffee family. The Kéan slogan, "Martin knows his beans" should be true, considering Martin grew up in Guatemala where his family owned a coffee farm.Visit www.keancoffee.com or call 949-933-9164 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy aromatically complex beverages that are simultaneously sweet with a brisk, gently drying undercurrent.