|Roaster Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Hambela district, Oromia growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2015|
Blind Assessment: Deep, pungently sweet, with a rich, tactful ferment note. Rum-toned chocolate, peppermint, plum, raisin, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, resonantly dry acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Richly drying, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Oromia is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. 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. Hambela Estate has produced fine coffee since the 1950’s. It is operated by exporter METAD, which also operates the only privately-owned quality-control laboratory in Ethiopia that carries Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) certification. Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing a Klatch Coffee espresso blend. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of big, fruit-toned California cabernets and those coffee drinkers who value a refined but explicit sweet fruit ferment in their natural-processed coffees. Here a richly drying edge complicates the lush, rum-and-chocolate-toned fruit.