Ethiopia Kore Kochere Yirgacheffe Natural
|Roaster Location:||Santa Monica, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2016|
Blind Assessment: Engaging, fruit-forward. Pink grapefruit zest, apricot, baker’s chocolate, magnolia-like flowers, licorice bark in aroma and cup. Juicy, brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is carried by dried fruit and licorice suggestions in the short, with a hint of magnolia returning in the long.
Notes: The Yirgacheffe region produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the area. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, 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. 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.
The Bottom Line : A crisp, clean, appealingly fruit-toned natural-processed Yirgacheffe cup.