Fratello Coffee Roasters
Ethiopian Konga Co-op Yirgacheffe
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$17.78/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2012|
Blind Assessment: Rich, brandy-like fruit with suggestions of honey, almond, dark chocolate, cherry and more in aroma and cup. Round, wine-like acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Brandy and chocolate in particular persist in a sweet finish.
Notes: Most Yirgacheffe coffee is prepared by the conventional wet method, in which the skin and pulp are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried, encouraging a cleanly high-toned, often intensely floral- and citrus-toned cup. This Yirgacheffe is a "natural" or dry-processed version, however, meaning the beans/seeds were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a more idiosyncratic profile more pungent than bright though still extravagant in its aromatics. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this striking and unusual coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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: An adventurer’s coffee, deeply and idiosyncratically complex with aromatic surprises from aroma through finish.