Blues Brew Coffee

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $450/225 grams

Review Date: February 2019

Agtron: 53/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly herbaceous. Cocoa nib, bergamot, narcissus-like flowers, black tea, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with rich, citrusy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is redolent with notes of bergamot and narcissus in the short, cocoa-toned cedar in the long.


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). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Blues Brew Coffee is Taipei-based coffee roaster whose goal is to seek the highest quality coffees for the enjoyment of global coffee-lovers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/bluesbrewcoffee.

The Bottom Line: Citrus-driven, sweetly herb-toned, very delicate yet aromatically rich.

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