Olympia Coffee Roasting

Holiday Blend

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.50/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2018

Agtron: 56/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly savory. Red currant, honeysuckle, roasted cacao nib, agave syrup, eucalyptus in aroma and cup. Lively acidity lifts the sweet-savory structure; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to notes of red currant, eucalyptus and cacao nib.


This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2018 tasting report. A blend comprised of two Ethiopia coffees from independent farmers (as opposed to members of cooperatives) in the celebrated Yirgacheffe region: Adisu Kidane’s natural-processed coffee, and Desta Gola’s washed-process coffee. 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.olympiacoffee.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A richly aromatic blend of two Ethiopia coffees, one washed- and one natural-processed, that deliver a complex package of bright and savory: flowers, pungent fruit, herb.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2018 tasting report: 2018 Holiday Gift Coffees

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