|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||July 2009|
Blind Assessment: Intense honey-like aroma, redolent of flowers and blueberry. Delicate in the cup with a soft, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, balanced acidity and fresh flavors of ripe stone fruit, lemon, tangerine and more flowery honeyed sweetness. Finishes cleanly, developing a quiet sweet fruit-toned chocolate in the long.
Notes: Certified organically grown, this coffee is processed with great care by Ethiopia's only female coffee mill owner, Asnakech Thomas, who pays high prices for ripe cherry from smallholders in Ethiopia's Amaro region. This Sidamo appears to be a "natural" or dry-processed, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, producing a flavor profile that is lower-toned with deeper, wine-and berry-like fruit. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Refined adventurers.