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De Clieu Coffee

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Botabaa G1

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $400/8 ounces

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Citrusy and spice-toned. Lemon verbena, gardenia-like flowers, sandalwood, caramel, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart in structure with vibrant acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to lemon verbena and sandalwood in the short, with caramel resurfacing in the long.

Notes:

Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional, largely indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Southern Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. De Clieu Coffee is a Taiwan-based roaster whose mission it is to explore extraordinary coffees. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/declieucoffeetaipei.

The Bottom Line: A citrus-driven wet-processed Ethiopia cup with fragrant aromatic wood notes throughout.

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