Fumi Coffee

Holiday Blend

Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan

Origin: Ethiopia; Costa Rica; Panama

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $22.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 58/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet-tart, high-toned. Lemon verbena, cedar, pomegranate, lavender, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure with bright, juicy acidity. The finish is deep and rich, with sweet, lemony herb tones, tart fruit notes, and hints of aromatic wood.


This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. A blend of two Ethiopia coffees (a wet-processed Banko Gotiti and a natural-processed Yirgacheffe Aricha), a honey-processed Costa Rica and a wet-processed Panama Elida Chiriqui. Roaster Yu Chih Hao is co-founder of Fumi Coffee, a new roaster in Hsinchu, Taiwan specializing in specialty coffee and homemade desserts. Visit https://m.facebook.com/fumicafe035586631/ for more information.

The Bottom Line: A lovely blend of four exceptional coffees that nets a crisp, very sweet, pleasingly herb-toned cup.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2017 tasting report: 2017 Holiday Gift Coffees

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