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.


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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