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Caffe Luxxe

Ethiopia Harrar Mesela

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Harrar growing region, eastern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2016

Agtron: 48/64

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly and deeply sweet. Molasses, dark chocolate, Asian pear and narcissus in aroma and cup. Bittersweet acidity; silky mouthfeel. Nut leads at the front of the short, richly drying finish.

Notes:

The semi-arid highlands near the ancient east-Ethiopian walled city of Harrar has long produced traditional dried-in-the fruit or “natural” coffees like this one. Caffè Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate crisp fruit in a chocolaty and subtly floral cup representing an ancient but rarely imported Ethiopian regional coffee type.

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