Papa Lin's Coffee Roasting

Holiday Blend

Location: Yorktown Heights, New York

Origin: Southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 51/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Subtly rich and deep. Baker’s chocolate, vanilla, cherry blossom, lemon verbena, myrrh in aroma and cup. Gentle, fruity acidity; plump, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor notes consolidate in a lightly resonant, bittersweet finish.


This blend is composed of both wet-processed or “washed” and dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” coffee from Ethiopia. Papa Lin’s Coffee Roasting is a “nano” roaster located in Yorktown Heights, New York, that focuses on carefully sourced, extremely high-quality specialty coffees that are custom-roasted to the preference of every customer. Visit www.papalins.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who appreciate a vigorously hearty, spice- and floral-toned cup.

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

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