JBC Coffee Roasters

Hambela Ethiopia Natural

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Hambela District, Oromia growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.80/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 60/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, crisp, cocoa- and brandy-toned. Blueberry, cocoa, brandy, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and deeply sweet cup. Round, straightforward acidity; light yet buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Fruit, brandy and cocoa all carry into a sweet, rich, ringingly long finish.


Oromia is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional 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. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a classic dried-in-the-fruit, “natural” profile, fruit-and-brandy-saturated but clean finishing.

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