Ethical Bean Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Vancouver, British Colombia|
|Est. Price:||CAD $11.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2011|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, bergamot-like citrus, lavender and fir in the aroma. Soft acidity; silky mouthfeel. The citrus rounds toward ripe lemon in the cup, with a hint of deeper, savory fruit. Fades slightly in the finish.
Notes: Certified organically grown and also Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. As the name implies, Ethical Bean is a community-minded, environmentally-aware coffee roaster that is focused on certified Fair Trade and organic coffee. All bags are stamped with an “emark” that allows consumers to track the journey the coffee has taken. Visit
Who Should Drink It: White wine drinkers who prefer spicy, floral profiles.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2011 tasting report: Readers' Nominations