Fratello Coffee Roasters
Ethiopian ECX Top Lot
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $15.86/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2012|
Blind Assessment: Extravagant aroma and flavor dominated by very complexly expressed floral notes, honey, pungent dried orange and bergamot. Sweetly tart acidity; delicate, lively mouthfeel. Honeyish short finish turns a little tight and drying in the long.
Notes: ECX refers to the recently established Ethiopia Commodity Exchange; this is a top-rated lot from the Exchange. Ethiopia 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. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those in pursuit of intensity; a flamboyant and bracing cup.