Ethiopia Homacho Waeno
|Roaster Location:||Thornton, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Aleta Wondo, Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Sweet, delicate but rich; deeply complex. Gently pungent flowers – lavender, lilac, saffron – supported by blackberry, grape, mangosteen, roasted cacao nib and raw almond in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate, floral-toned acidity. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lilac and mangosteen in particular carry into a rich finish.
Notes: Sidamo (also Sidama) is a coffee-growing region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Sidamo coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express considerable aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. This coffee was awarded second-place honors for the East Africa category at the 2014 HarVee awards for retail-roasted renditions of green coffees imported to North America by Sustainable Harvest Specialty Coffee Importers. Allegro Coffee, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market, offers one of the country’s largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who value a coffee with delicate acidity and aromatics alive with a generous and profound range of floral, fruit and cacao/nut notes.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2014 tasting report: Roast, Variety, Sustainability: HarVee Awards Coffees 2014