Argyle Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Multi-layered, intricate. Raspberry, chocolate fudge, lavender, vanilla, rum cordial in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and richly drying, with notes of chocolate and lavender in the short and fruit-infused rum in the long.


This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by women for Coffee Review‘s April 2018 tasting report. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Argyle Coffee Roasters aims to provide people the opportunity to drink better coffee through education, outreach, and creating connections. Visit www.argylecoffeeroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: An elegant natural-processed Yirgacheffe cup, complex with rich fruit and chocolate throughout.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2018 tasting report: Women in Coffee: Why It Matters That "She's the Roaster"

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