Mystic Monk Coffee

Ethiopian Sidamo Monk-Shot (Single-Serve Capsule)

Location: Clark, Wyoming

Origin: Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $11.99/10 capsules

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 10 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Deep, round. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, apricot, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around a rich though mildly drying cedar note.


Sidamo (also Sidama) is a coffee-growing region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Mystic Monk Coffee is a small-batch roaster associated with a Carmelite monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks emphasize an artisan approach to roasting and a commitment to quality. Visit www.mysticmonkcoffee.com or call 877-751-6377 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Not a characteristic Ethiopia cup, but appealingly deep with crisp baker’s chocolate and cedar notes.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees

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