Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe ECX Top Lot

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2012

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Bracingly bittersweet in structure and briskly complex in flavor. Flowers, honey, raspberry, nut-toned cocoa and more in aroma and cup. Crisp, lemony acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. The same exhilarating balance of sweet and bitter prevails in a cocoa-toned finish.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. EXC Top Lot means a top-rated lot of this coffee type offered through the new Ethiopian Coffee Exchange. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Particularly brisk and complex version of the great Yirgacheffe profile.

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