|Roaster Location:||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama Region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2022|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Aromatically intense, sweet-tart-savory. Concord grape, lychee, dark chocolate, aloewood, oregano in aroma and cup. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; savory, herbaceous, chocolaty finish. In three parts milk, savory notes usurp sweet, with inviting aloewood and oregano notes supported by dark chocolate and lychee undertones.
Notes: Produced by Faysel Abdosh from distinctive traditional Ethiopian landrace varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the anaerobic natural method, in which fermentation of the whole fruit occurs in a hermetically sealed vessel. Founded in 2013, modcup coffee focuses on fresh roasting and distinctive natural-processed coffees. Visit modcup.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A strikingly composed Ethiopia anaerobic natural. Experimental processing seems to encourage a complex savory structure that pleasingly supports the up-front fruit.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2022 tasting report: Fruit Bombs Are the Point: Natural-Processed Espressos Defy Convention