|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$14.49/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Rich, intricate and layered. Lemon zest, roasted cacao nib, violet, mulberry, frankincense in aroma and cup. Delicately tart acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, richly drying finish is cocoa-toned, with hints of citrus.
Notes: Produced by family-owned farms that are part of the Shoye Cooperative. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. This coffee is organic and Fair Trade certified, the latter meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line : An elegant washed Sidamo cup, both deeply sweet and delicately tart.