Ethiopia Blend Cold Brew
|Roaster Location:||New Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Est. Price:||$2.00/200-ml bottle|
|Review Date:||July 2021|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Red plum, cocoa nib, maple syrup, tangerine, oak. Crisply sweet-tart structure with lively, apple-toned acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish with notes of maple syrup and tangerine. In milk, the tart lime is softened and the cocoa and maple syrup intensify.
Notes: The coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of ready-to-drink black coffees for Coffee Review’s July 2020 tasting report. Prepared by the cold-brew method, which involves prolonged steeping of ground coffee in cold or room-temperature water and subsequent filtering. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. The green coffee used is a blend of two Ethiopias, one natural-processed and one washed. Auto Coffee is a small coffee roastery based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Visit www.holdcafe.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep, complex Ethiopia cold brew prepared by a small roaster in Taiwan, satisfying and finely structured.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2021 tasting report: Cold Black Coffee: Simplicity Rules the Post-Pandemic RTD Landscape