Simon Hsieh's Aroma Roast Coffees

Ethiopia Washed Yirgacheffe “Mini-Me” 2014

Location: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: NT $1000/16 ounces

Review Date: January 2014

Agtron: 50/65

Aroma: 10

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 10

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Immense, complex aromatics. Floral notes stretch from lush narcissus to crisp lavender; fruit from orange to sweet papaya. Honey, pungent sandalwood, roasted cacao nib. Richly tart, cleanly wine-like acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Richly dry, deeply flower-saturated finish with a slight savory edge.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #8 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on fruit and floral notes. In addition to his retail roasting operation Aroma Roast Coffees, Simon Hsieh also operates Soaring Phoenix Trading, a business focused on purposed-built commercial espresso blends and high quality single-origin coffees. Visit tw.myblog.yahoo.com/Grey-Zone or call 886-0983-749876 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Big, balanced structure supports an exhilarating range and depth of aroma and flavor. A Yirgacheffe as strong as it is graceful.

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