Ethiopia Harrar Mesela
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Harrar growing region, eastern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2016|
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.