Victrola Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Harar Moplaco Cooperative Boldgrain
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Harrar (or Harar) growing region, eastern Ethiopia|
|Review Date:||June 2008|
Blind Assessment: Flowers and tropical fruit in the sweet-toned aroma. For co-taster Heather Perry (88), "Floral notes turned to orange, berry, spice and cocoa, complex yet balanced and sweet" in the small cup. Ken (91) agreed. However, Heather found the shot in milk "very rough" whereas Ken liked it: "sweet, balanced, with a banana-toned chocolate."
Notes: Processed by the traditional Ethiopian natural or dry method, meaning the coffee was dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the beans. "Boldgrain" apparently refers to the larger and more regular beans obtained by unusually careful hand sorting of the green coffee before shipment. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A sweetly pungent and tropical-toned straight shot.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2008 tasting report: Single-Origin Espressos 2008