|Roaster Location:||Hong Kong, China|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$8.00/100 grams|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Strawberry, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers, nougat, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; plush, creamy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that consolidates around strawberry and nougat with hints of sandalwood.
Notes: A blend of two Ethiopia coffees, a washed-process Kochere Saona and a natural-process Yirgacheffe. This coffee tied for the highest rating in a tasting of holiday blends for Coffee Review‘s December 2019 tasting report. Plat Coffee is a specialty roaster and café in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.instagram.com/platcoffeehk/.
The Bottom Line : A bright, balanced blend of natural- and washed-process Ethiopia coffees, each contributing to the cup’s impressive depth and range of sensory pleasures.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2019 tasting report: 2019 Holiday Coffees: Celebratory Blends That Elevate the Ordinary