Paradise Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Harfusa FTO

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.95/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2013

Agtron: 61/77

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, silky, subtle. Intriguing halvah-like honey and almond notes in aroma and cup, with delicate floral and apple top notes. Gentle, floral-toned acidity; light but buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a richly sweet-toned though mildly drying finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. 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. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Honey and almonds and silky, lyric mouthfeel in this fine certified variant on the great Yirgacheffe cup.

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