|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$19.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2018|
|Acidity /Structure :||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.
Notes: 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