|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kochere District, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $400/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2022|
Blind Assessment: Round, deep, yet delicately lively, sweetly nut-toned. Roasted pistachio, caramel, date, lime, freesia in aroma and cup. Complexly layered structure with light-footed, engaging acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Long, layered finish: lime and caramel.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from largely indigenous, traditional selections of Arabica long grown in the region. Coffees like this one, processed by the traditional wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying), typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity. Evie’s Café, based in Chia-Yi Taiwan, specializes in fine roasted coffees as well as pour-overs and cold brews. Visit https://m.facebook.com/eviescafe88/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A paradoxically strong-charactered yet light-footed washed Ethiopia, original in its layered date- and pistachio-toned aromatics.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2022 tasting report: Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional