|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$17.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Delicately floral and fruit-toned. Honeysuckle, honeydew melon, lemon verbena, roasted cacao nib, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with playful, bright acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The richly sweet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned honeysuckle and melon.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is rounder and lower-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. This coffee is certified Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Worka is one of twenty-two primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia together organized as the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line : A balanced, richly floral natural-processed Ethiopia cup redolent with crisply sweet fruit tones throughout.