Old Soul Co.

Ethiopia Wenago Natural

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Gedeo zone, Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2014

Agtron: 55/73

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Amazingly sweet, lushly fruit-toned. Orangy citrus, blueberry, dark chocolate, apple cider, cherry blossom in aroma and cup. Vibrant, rich acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the #12 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. This is a “natural” or dry-processed Yirgacheffe, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more pungent than the more familiar wet-processed Yirgacheffe floral- and citrus-toned profile. Old Soul is a roastery, bakery and crafter of artisan goods dedicated to quality in every form. Visit www.oldsoulco.com or call 916-443-7685 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who can handle an almost impossibly sweet, lavishly fruit-toned coffee ringing with symphonic complexity.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2014 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond

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