|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Est. Price:||$17.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, delicately sweet-toned. Bergamot, Fig Newton, baking chocolate, magnolia, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. A crisp finish consolidates to notes of baking chocolate, dried fig, and cedar.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of single-origin coffees available in U.S. supermarkets for Coffee Review’s February 2020 report. Purchased at a Whole Foods Market in Berkeley, California. Certified fair trade and USDA organic. Processed by the washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A friendly, straightforward washed Ethiopia cup with both organic and fair trade credentials.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2020 tasting report: Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets