|Roaster Location:||Billings, Montana|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$33.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2020|
Blind Assessment: Richly aromatic, levitatingly high-toned. Lychee, passionfruit, dark chocolate, candied violet, sage in aroma and cup. Layered sweet-tart-savory structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around lychee, dark chocolate and sage.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 10 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. The coffee earned the highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasters in the northwestern U.S. for Coffee Review’s April 2020 tasting report. Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of the rare indigenous Ethiopia Wush Wush variety of Arabica. Processed by fermenting the fresh coffee fruit in an oxygen-free environment before drying it in the whole fruit. Revel Coffee is a micro-roaster located in Billings, Montana. Its motto: “Quality is paramount – a difference you can revel in.” Visit www.revelcoffee.com or call 406-534-9621 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A rare indigenous Ethiopia variety and a long, oxygen-suppressed fermentation results in an extraordinary cup: soaring, exotic, unique.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2020 tasting report: Coffee Roasters of the Northwestern U.S.: Classic Coffees, Resilient Communities