|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||July 2008|
Blind Assessment: Pungent nut, hints of herb and earth in the sweet-toned aroma. In the cup full mouthfeel, crisp earth notes, dry, berryish fruit and a slight herby or gingery tingle. Rich, sweet, berry-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Sensory fence-sitters. The berry notes are Ethiopia, the musty earth notes more Sumatra than Ethiopia, but together they offer a sweet-finishing, versatile sensory package.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2008 tasting report: Readers' Choice 2008: Hearty Coffee from the Heartlands