Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Awassa

Location: Minneapolis, MInnesota

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.95/12 ounces

Review Date: January 2019

Agtron: 56/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Bright, crisply sweet, chocolaty. Lemon blossom, nougat, roasted cacao nib, pomegranate, violet in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy, bright acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around cocoa and lightly-expressed citrus notes.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com for more information.


The Bottom Line: A high-toned, juicy Yirgacheffe cup, classic in its balance of bright fruit, sweet floral and cocoa tones.

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