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Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Limmu Burka Gudina Estate

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Jimma Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2016

Agtron: 60/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate and sweetly intricate. Orange blossom, frankincense, pie cherry, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into the sweetly crisp, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

Produced by Ibrahim Hussein at Burka Gudina (which means “where the blessings grow”) Estate, one of the few larger specialty coffee farms in Ethiopia. This is a “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is rounder and lower-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Ethiopia profile. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Anyone who appreciates the lively paradox offered by a crisply dry, yet intricately sweet natural-processed Ethiopia.


This review originally appeared in the March, 2016 tasting report: Macro-Lots 2016: Everyday Coffees, High Ratings, Good Values

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