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Coffea Roasterie

Ethiopia Nekisse Espresso

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $37.95/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2010

Agtron: 48/56

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Notes of tea rose, honey and orange in the aroma. Long, sustained flavors in the small cup, displaying a deeper, more complex variation of the aroma profile (including brandied fruit, flowers and chocolate) with the flavors persisting in the long, sweet-toned finish. Lean but smooth mouthfeel. Retains impressive complexity in two parts milk: lemon and flowers softly layered on deeper chocolate, nut and caramel tones.

Notes:

Grown in the area around Neji in the Sidamo growing region. Roasted specifically for espresso preparation, this Ethiopian coffee is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, 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. Coffea Roasterie is a South Dakota based wholesale and retail roaster, with a small but refined selection of mostly single-origin coffees. Visit www.coffearoasterie.com or call 605-362-9955 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A single-origin espresso lavishly layered with flavor both as straight shot and in short milk.

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