The Reverse Orangutan
Ethiopia Shantawane Buncho Honey
|Roaster Location:||Glendora, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama Region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$22.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2022|
Blind Assessment: Vibrantly fruit-toned, intensely sweet-tart. Mango, cocoa nib, agave syrup, lemon thyme, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with perky acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp fruit-forward finish with undertones of agave syrup and lemon thyme.
Notes: Produced at Gatta Farm from trees of local landrace varieties of Arabica and processed by the honey method, in which the skins are removed from the fruit but at least some of the sticky fruit flesh is allowed to dry on the beans. Reverse Orangutan is a specialty coffee roaster based in Glendora, California, “a scrappy operation focused on delivering some serious gourmet shit.” Visit www.thereverseorangutan.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A richly fruit-toned natural-processed Ethiopia cup with a tropical throughline and particularly juicy acidity.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2022 tasting report: Sticking with the Classic: 8 Coffees from Southern California Roasters