Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Holiday Blend

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Colombia; Ethiopia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $12.99/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Intricately sweet, roundly spicy. Almond butter, white tea, orange zest, honeydew melon in aroma and cup. Delicate, juicy acidity; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. Richly drying, zesty, spicy-sweet finish.


This blend is composed of wet-processed or “washed” coffee from Tolima, Colombia and both a washed and a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” coffee from southern Ethiopia. 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.

Who Should Drink It: An appealingly dynamic, sweetly spicy holiday blend at an excellent price.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2015 tasting report: Holiday Coffees 2015

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