Morning Star Coffee
|Roaster Location:||West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||October 2002|
Blind Assessment: Both John Weaver and Ken admired this dark-roasted Ethiopia. John: "My favorite of this cupping. Obviously East African. Bright acidity with exceptional flavor. Nice roast for this coffee, although I might have taken it a hair farther to bring out more body" (90). Ken: "Balanced, sweet, deeply dimensioned integration of rounded acidy notes, crisp roastiness and a lush, apricot-toned fruit" (91).
Notes: Its explosive floral and citrus tones make Ethiopia Yirgacheffe one of the world's most distinctive coffees. Morning Star Coffee is a retail and wholesale specialty roaster with a particularly interesting array of blended coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the taste of the roast but still want to enjoy the character of a very distinctive origin.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2002 tasting report: A Roast Master's Perspective on Dark Roasts: John Weaver