Ethiopian Highland Coffee
Ethiopia Washed Sidamo – Green
|Review Date:||October 1999|
Blind Assessment: A pleasantly sweet, balanced coffee free of vices but short on virtues: "sweet, not overpowering, but clean and bright," wrote one panelist. Best in the aroma, ornamented by agreeable innuendoes panelists variously described as herb, nut and spice. I found this coffee displayed an impressive chocolaty sweetness if approached with patience, but lacked range and dimension.
Notes: A pleasantly sweet, balanced coffee free of vices but short on virtues. Ethiopian Highland Coffee Company is a vertically integrated exporter/importer dedicated to "Rebuilding Ethiopia one bean at a time." "Washed" means that this Sidamo coffee had the fruit removed from the beans by a series of complex, water-driven operatio
This review originally appeared in the October, 1999 tasting report: Wet-Processed Ethiopia Coffees