|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||NT $560/227 grams|
|Review Date:||May 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicately bright, balanced, crisply sweet. Bing cherry, cocoa nib, lemon yogurt, lavender, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly tangy with gently lactic, savory-edged acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. A fruit-driven finish is supported by cocoa nib with a continued gentle lactic tang.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 23 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. Produced by smallholding farmers entirely of the Ethiopia Wush Wush variety of Arabica and processed by the anaerobic natural method (whole fruit is fermented with limited oxygen before drying). Coffee Please is an artisanal roastery and cafe in Taipei’s Beitou District, famous for proximity to the Yangming Mountain hot springs. Visit www.facebook.com/CoffeepleaseTW for more information.
The Bottom Line: An elegantly vibrant Ethiopia cup processed by the anaerobic natural method, netting a lyrical pungency and harmonious balance.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2021 tasting report: Fun With Ferment: Anaerobically Processed Coffees