PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha Selection #7

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price:

Review Date: April 2008

Agtron: 49/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Intense aroma: ripe, fallen fruit, flowers, flowering grass, honey, pungent cedar. In the cup fruit-deepened acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, roundly sweet with a mild, balancing bitterness and tremendous aromatic complexity: honey, night flowers, and above all a brandyish, fruity chocolate that carries deep into the finish.


A dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Aricha Selection Seven is a specially prepared and selected lot of dry-processed coffee from the Yirgacheffe region exported by S.A. Bagersh. This is 2007 crop but appears to have held up remarkably well. PT’s is a quality-oriented wholesale/retail specialty roaster with a wide and refined selection of coffee blends and origins. The PT’s motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Voluptuaries and brandy swirlers.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2008 tasting report: Special Reserve is Dead. Long Live Special Reserve.

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