Ethiopia Longberry Harrar – Green
|Review Date:||May 2000|
A flawed coffee, but complex and intriguing in its faults. Every panelist except one cited defects, but the intrigue of the defects inspired them to refined description. "Potatoey, soapy," said one; "Old, wood-pulp flavor," another. I suspect that this pleasantly sweet, light coffee attracted some serious mustiness or mould during drying.
This otherwise pleasantly sweet, light coffee attracted some serious mustiness or mould during drying. Longberry apparently refers to traditional varieties of coffea arabica naturalized in the Harrar region for centuries which produce a more elongated bean than the rounder beans of varieties that produce the inevitably named shortberry Harrar.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2000 tasting report: The Mocha Taste