Hood River Coffee
|Hood River, Oregon
|Harrar region of eastern Ethiopia
Richly melodic coffee in which wine and apple notes carry from aroma through cup to finish. A tactful dark roast preserves a shimmer of acidity in the cup while contributing a slight herbal twist to the dominating apple-cider-like notes.
Harrar is one of the world's oldest and most traditional coffees. As it has been for centuries, it is simply picked and spread in the sun to dry inside the fruit, which gives it its characteristic wine-like fruit character. Hood River Coffee is a premium small-batch roaster located in the Colombia River Gorge. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those interested in learning how a coffee with great character can preserve that character when dark-roasted with care.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees