Vienna Coffee Company

Foothills Series Hambela Ethiopia

Location: Mayville, Tennessee

Origin: Alaka District, Guji Zone, Oromia region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry, dark chocolate, nutmeg, grapefruit zest, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The gently drying finish centers around fresh-cut fir with strawberry and nutmeg suggestions.


Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional, largely indigenous varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Vienna Coffee Company is a craft roastery and coffee shop with two locations in Tennessee. Visit www.viennacoffeecompany.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A fruit-forward, natural-processed Ethiopia cup with a throughline of sweet aromatic wood notes.

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