|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$20.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, floral-toned. Narcissus-like flowers, honey, cocoa nib, apricot, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, floral-laden finish is rife with supporting notes of apricot and cocoa nib.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the washed or wet method, meaning the soft fruit residue was removed from the beans before drying. This coffee is certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased at a formula-determined “fair” or economically sustainable price. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An elegant, high-toned, washed-process Yirgacheffe cup saturated with floral and fruit notes throughout and a particularly engaging sweet-citrusy acidity.