|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2022|
Blind Assessment: Citrusy-sweet, richly cocoa-toned. Tangerine, cocoa nib, marjoram, narcissus, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, balanced acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to pretty notes of cocoa nib and tangerine.
Notes: Produced in the Guji growing region, nestled next to Ethiopia's better-known Yirgacheffe and Sidamo regions, from indigenous landrace varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Certified USDA and CCOF organic. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler focused on organic and socially responsible coffees; it was awarded the “2012 Micro-Roaster of the Year” title by Roast Magazine. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic washed Ethiopia cup: sweet, tart, citrusy and cocoa-toned with a pleasingly complex structure and vibrant acidity.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2022 tasting report: Sticking with the Classic: 8 Coffees from Southern California Roasters