Joe Van Gogh
|Roaster Location:||Hillsborough, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2020|
Blind Assessment: Cleanly fruit-toned, aromatic wood-framed. Strawberry, sandalwood, almond butter, freesia-like flowers, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with crisp, fruity acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish is all fruit and sandalwood into the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of single-origin coffees available in U.S. supermarkets for Coffee Review’s February 2020 report. Purchased at a Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. USDA-certified organic. Processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Joe Van Gogh is a small-batch roasting company with a focus on sustainability and community. Visit www.joevangogh.com or call 919-644-0111 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An easy-drinking natural-processed Ethiopia cup with ballast from spice-toned aromatic wood and florals.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2020 tasting report: Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets