The WestBean Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, floral- and fruit-toned. Peach, narcissus, almond butter, nougat, cedar in aroma and cup. In structure sweetly and gently tart, with a balanced and roundly bright acidity. Satiny, lively mouthfeel. Peach and flowers linger in the finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the classic washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). The WestBean is a San Diego-based roastery founded by two friends with a passion for coffee and a determination to bring their customers the highest quality hand-crafted coffee possible. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A sweetly dry medium-roasted washed Ethiopia cup with a juicy, peach-toned heart.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home