Papa Lin's Coffee Roasting

Ethiopia Ninety Plus Hachira N2

Location: Yorktown Heights, New York

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $30.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2014

Agtron: 51/67

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Extravagant, complex; immense sweetness. Honey, cocoa-butter, sweetly tart fruit (loquat, tangerine, strawberry), violet-like flowers, incense-like pungency (saffron, myrrh, sandalwood). Rich, lyrical acidity; smooth, silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but rings on in a long, layered finish.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #24 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2014.  Most Yirgacheffe coffee is prepared by the conventional wet method, in which the skin and pulp are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried, encouraging a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Yirgacheffe is a “natural” or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a deeper-toned profile, more pungent than bright, though still extravagant in its aromatics. This striking coffee was developed and brought into the U.S. by boutique exporter/importer Ninety Plus Coffee. Papa Lin’s Coffee Roasting is a small, “nano” roaster located in Yorktown Heights, New York, focusing on carefully sourced, extremely high quality specialty coffees, which are custom roasted to the preference of every customer. Visit www.papalins.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Fireworks and subtle grace in a striking cup that should both comfort and excite.

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