|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Odo Shakiso District, Guji Zone, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$17.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2017|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, subtle, deeply sweet. Honeysuckle, vanilla, cinnamon, dried apricot, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Crisply tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to dried fruit notes in the short and suggestions of aromatic wood in the long.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A sweet-toned natural Ethiopia cup with elegantly engaging floral and dried fruit notes.