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Argyle Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Gedeb Natural

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2016

Agtron: 58/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Crisply pungent, deeply sweet. Honey, jasmine, sandalwood, tangerine zest, a hint of myrrh in aroma and cup. Delicate but richly expressed acidity; silky mouthfeel. A cocoa suggestion surfaces in the quietly flavor-saturated short finish; jasmine and sandalwood last in the long.

Notes:

The Yirgacheffe region produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Argyle Coffee Roasters aims to provide people the opportunity to drink better coffee through education, outreach, and creating connections. Visit www.argylecoffeeroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A natural-processed coffee without a hint of ferment, only a deep, honey-like sweetness and intricate floral and incense-like notes.

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