The Supreme Bean
|Roaster Location:||North Hollywood, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia|
|Review Date:||October 2004|
Blind Assessment: The roast takes equal place with the coffee in the success of this darker roasted Yirgacheffe, proving, in co-cupper Christy Thorns' (91) words, "the amazing roasting range that a fine Ethiopian coffee can withstand." Christy finds "stone fruit, licorice, black pepper, citrus, rose petal and lavender" in the aroma and cup. Ken (90) also admired the rich floral and sweet citrus character.
Notes: Its tendency to high-toned, floral and citrus sweetness has made Yirgacheffe, from a lushly beautiful range of hills in southern Ethiopia, one of the world's most admired coffees. The Supreme Bean is a Los Angeles-area small-batch wholesale roaster specializing in roasted-to-order single origin coffees and premium espresso blends. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the spicy, lemony turn Yirgacheffes take when brought to a skillful dark roast.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2004 tasting report: Ethiopia and Kenya: The World's Most Distinctive Coffees