Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Flight Seasonal Espresso

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Ethiopia; Sumatra

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2016

Agtron: 58/82

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Balanced, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, pomegranate, Oolong tea, rose-like flowers, almond in aroma and small cup. Delicate, silky mouthfeel. Clean, sweet finish, with a savory resonance. In three parts milk, chocolate tones re-emerge, along with hints of roasted almond.


Certified organic. This blend is comprised of three coffees: a wet-processed coffee and a natural-processed coffee, both from the Hambela Estate in Ethiopia, and a wet-hulled coffee from the Ketiara Women’s Cooperative in Sumatra. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An appealing espresso blend: deeply sweet, invitingly savory, with a fruit-tartness suggesting pomegranate.

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