Jampot Poorock Abbey

Ethiopia Harrar

Location: Eagle Harbor, Michigan

Origin: Harar (also Harrar) growing region of eastern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 41/53

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, sweetly and richly roast-toned. Scorched oak, raisin, dark chocolate, roasted hazelnut, dried spearmint, bitter orange zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk and roasty in structure; lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. The finish is drying and roast-dominated.


Processed by the traditional Harrar natural or dry method, meaning the coffee was dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the beans. The Jampot opened in 1986  on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost point of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, selling handmade preserves from locally grown berries under the Poorrock Abbey name. Over the years Poorrock has added a robust line of baked goods, candies and specialty coffees. Proceeds support the vision and works of Holy Transfiguration Skete, a Byzantine Catholic Monastery. For more information visit www.poorrockabbey.com.

The Bottom Line: Crisp, chocolaty, roast-toned cup, with a zesty edge.

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