Yo el Rey Roasting
|Roaster Location:||Calistoga, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia.|
|Review Date:||November 2009|
Blind Assessment: Berryish fruit, sweet herb, dark chocolate in the aroma. In the cup, gently rich acidity, silky mouthfeel, continued spicy, berryish fruit and a distinct cocoaish dark chocolate. Clean, sweet, rich finish with a touch of dry herby astringency in the long.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Yo el Rey Roasting is a retail coffee shop with an in-house roasting machine located in California's Napa Valley. Yo el Rey ("I the King"?) roasts only organic and Fair Trade certified coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Distinctive Yirgacheffe with a pleasingly pungent, herby edge to the chocolate and berry notes.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2009 tasting report: Quality and Fair Trade Certified Coffees