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Wildfire Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Yergacheffe, Inkoop Hafursa

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: July 2008

Agtron: 54/69

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

A crisp and distinctive Ethiopia wet-processed profile. Floral and tangy orange notes in the aroma with a sweet hint of honey. In the cup, vibrant, fruit-toned acidity, medium body, somewhat soft mouthfeel. Tangy citrus turns toward sweet tangerine and tropical fruit with an underlying pungent toastiness. In the finish a slight hint of astringency and a softly bitter walnut note.

Notes:

Yirgacheffe (or Yergacheffe) is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces intensely 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) express floral and citrus notes with particular intensity. Organically grown and Fair-Trade, meaning coffee purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Wild Fire Coffee Roasters is a coffeehouse and small batch roaster based in San Antonio that prides itself on quality coffee roasted in the shop. Visit www.wildfirecoffee.com or call 210-492-9544 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the floral and fruity crispness of a classic Yirgacheffe with impressive social and environmental credentials.


This review originally appeared in the July, 2008 tasting report: Readers' Choice 2008: Hearty Coffee from the Heartlands

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