Victrola Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Sidama Ardi
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Sidama Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2015|
Blind Assessment: Immensely sweet, lushly aromatic. A complex layering of fruit – strawberry guava, pomegranate, mango – plus plumeria-like flowers, sandalwood, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Plump, juicy acidity; syrupy though lively mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: A spectacularly fruit-toned though unusually refined example of a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who can handle gracefully stated extravagance.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2015 tasting report: New Starbucks Reserve Coffees