|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is intense and complex: cherry, blueberry, brandy, chocolate, with an underlying edge of pungently spicy cedar. All carry richly into the cup with an excitement a bit too edgy for elegance. A slight shadow of astringency lurking in the cup emerges clearly in the long finish.
Notes: A dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. A prize winner in the 2005 Ethiopia ECafe Competition (www.ecafefoundation.org) competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed fourth in the dry-processed category, attracting a score of 89.52 from an international jury. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who find balance a drag on excitement.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark