1951 Coffee Company
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$20.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, spice-toned. Bergamot, cocoa nib, yellow plum, almond, a hint of jasmine in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with brisk acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. The spice-toned finish leads with notes of bergamot and plum in the short, rounding to nut-toned cocoa in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of “Cause Coffees” for Coffee Review’s March 2021 report. Roasters of these coffees contribute a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations doing work to improve the lives of others, locally or globally. Produced by smallholding farmers near the Daye Bense Mill and processed by the washed method. 1951 Coffee Company, founded in 2015, is a non-profit specialty coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the United States by providing job training and employment to refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues. Visit https://www.1951coffee.com/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A balanced, gently spice-toned, delicately brisk washed Ethiopia cup.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2021 tasting report: Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back