Ethiopia Yirgacheffe – Green
|Review Date:||October 1999|
Blind Assessment: This Yirgacheffe soared straight out of the pack, powered by flowers and spice in the aroma that carried into the cup with charm, depth and vivacity. Not powerful, but certainly intense, the complexity of nuance provoked enthusiastic (if decidedly non-technical) words of tribute: "Wow," wrote one; "sweet & intense -- awesome!" exclaimed another.
Notes: This Yirgacheffe set itself apart from the rest, powered by flowers and spice in the aroma that carried into the cup with charm, depth and vivacity. Royal Coffee is a distinguished California-based importer founded in 1978. Yirgacheffe is the best-known and most celebrated of Ethiopia wet-processed coffees, famous for its often extravagant floral and citrus tones. From the 1998/99 crop.
This review originally appeared in the October, 1999 tasting report: Wet-Processed Ethiopia Coffees