Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Natural (Single-Serve Capsule)
|Roaster Location:||Torrington, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Konga District, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$9.99/10 capsules|
|Review Date:||February 2015|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Delicate but rich; sweet; gently intricate. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, lilac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk though backgrounded acidity; cherry and flowers in particular carry into a sweetly crisp finish.
Notes: 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. This is a “natural” or dry-processed Yirgacheffe, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is lower-toned and more pungent than the more familiar wet-processed Yirgacheffe floral- and citrus-toned profile. Giv COFFEE is dedicated to three goals: to provide quality coffee, to provide a fair price to farmers, and to give back to those in need. Giv COFFEE donates two dollars of every retail bag sold. Visit www.givcoffee.com or call 860-874-5301 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: This crisp yet sweet, delicately complex cup gives Keurig owners a quiet yet still engaging suggestion of the lush intrigue of fine southern Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit coffees.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees