|Roaster Location:||San Dimas, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$12.95/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||November 2010|
Blind Assessment: Big, syrupy mouthfeel and a long, deeply resonant finish particularly distinguish this coffee, but the rich acidity is impressive too, as are the sweetly pungent aromatics: fir, dark chocolate, cherry, almond.
Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, 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. It is also certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Formerly Coffee Klatch, Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company based in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, is a former United States Barista Champion. Visit www.klatchroasting.com or call 877-455-2824 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Those who particularly value depth and richness in a coffee, not to mention impressive social and environmental credentials.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2010 tasting report: Brandy and Surprises: The New Naturals