Olympia Coffee Roasting

Holiday Blend

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Honduras; Kenya; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.90/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2015

Agtron: 59/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicately and richly pungent. Orange zest, rooibos, narcissus-like flowers and baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly brisk acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Smooth, richly drying finish infused with cocoa and citrus notes.


This blend is composed of three distinguished coffees: wet-processed or “washed” Honduras micro-lots purchased at the Capucas Cooperative Competition; a wet-processed Kenya Kinuyu, and a dried-in-the-fruit or “natural” Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from the Bank Cooperative. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high-quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for a balanced, engaging and complexly layered blend with a persuasively holiday-themed set of flavor notes.

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

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