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Olympia Coffee Roasting

Ethiopia Biloya Organic

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.75/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2015

Agtron: 55/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate but extraordinarily intricate. Passion flower, orange, loquat, sandalwood, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor resonates far into a long finish with very little loss of complexity.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 9 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, often with a particular emphasis on floral and citrus notes. The Biloya Cooperative was established in 1976, and in 2002 joined twenty-plus other primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia to form the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high-quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy being seduced and dazzled.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2015 tasting report: The Everyday Exceptional: Macro-Lots 2015

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