|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$18.50 / 500 g. (17.6 oz.)|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Distinct floral- and citrus-toned aroma, lightly syrup mouthfeel and crisp, concentrated fruit that combines suggestions of citrus, flowers, aromatic wood and a cocoaish chocolate. Clean, very rich finish; the cocoa rounds to a sweet lemony chocolate. The intense flavors simplify in two parts milk but retain character and balance.
Notes: Koke is a particularly high-elevation district within Ethiopia's famed Yirgacheffe growing region, as well as the name of a wet mill or washing station in the area. Owned and operated by Solomon Worku, the Koke mill has processed several award winning coffees in recent years. Coava is a Portland based coffee roaster that aims to provide quality coffee and the knowledge needed to properly brew that coffee. Visit www.coavacoffee.com or call 503-894-8134 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An exceptional single-origin espresso, particularly as a straight shot.