Coffee By Design
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Worka Sakaro Anaerobic
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Quietly bittersweet, cocoa-toned. Lime zest, cocoa powder, hop flowers, cedar, persimmon in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of cocoa powder and hop flowers.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from traditional Ethiopian landrace varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Processed by the natural anaerobic method in which the coffee cherries are fermented in the whole fruit with limited access to oxygen before they are dried. Founded in 1994, Coffee By Design is a specialty coffee roaster in Portland, Maine that also operates three coffee shops in town, as well as one in Freeport. Visit www.coffeebydesign.com.
The Bottom Line: A low-key anaerobically processed Yirgacheffe cup with bittersweet floral notes and a hint of lime zest.