|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Hambela district, Oromia growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2015|
Blind Assessment: Round, deep, pungently fruit-toned. Cherry, blueberry, dark chocolate, wisteria, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Vibrant floral-toned acidity; lively satiny mouthfeel. Flavor – chocolate, fruit, flowers, brandy – saturate a richly though gently drying 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. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A fine version of the older-fashioned style of dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” Ethiopia coffee: Chocolate, cherry and brandy; a grown-up dessert in a cup.