Ancora Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe Horse
|Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia
A dark-roast presentation with a splendid aroma: intense, crisply dry and fruity. In the cup, however, the roast dominates, though patient drinkers will feel a sweet, lush fruitiness behind the roasty bitterness. The halo of fruit persists in the cleanly roasty finish.
Yirgacheffe is the most lavishly fruity and floral of the several fruity and floral wet-processed regional origins in southern and western Ethiopia. The "Horse" designation derives from the exporter's coffee bag logo. Besides pursuing the "Small Batch Artisan Roasting" it proclaims in its motto, Ancora Coffee Roasters operates both a well-known Madison, Wisconsin coffee house and a colorful and engaging Website. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Dark-roast drinkers who enjoy some fruity complication in a rather demandingly bitter cup.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2002 tasting report: Ethiopias and Kenyas