Temple Coffee and Tea

Ethiopia Reko

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2018

Agtron: 53/73

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, sandalwood, maple syrup, orange zest, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is quietly flavor-saturated, with lead notes of apricot and sandalwood.


Coffees like this one from the celebrated Yirgacheffe growing region are produced largely from old, indigenous local tree varieties. A wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A high-toned wet-processed Ethiopia cup with balanced vivacity.

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