Durango Coffee Company

Ethiopia Misti Valley

Location: Durango, Colorado

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2018

Agtron: 50/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, sweetly pungent. Honeysuckle, pomegranate, maple syrup, orange zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with juicy, bright acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of pomegranate and cedar with hints of honeysuckle-like florals.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Almost all Yirgacheffe coffees are produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango Coffee lays claim to a rich coffee history that dates to 1986. Its motto is “Tough Town, Great Coffee.” Visit www.durangocoffee.com or call 800-748-2275 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A finely balanced, vivaciously high-toned washed Ethiopia cup animated by sweet floral and tart fruit notes.

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