|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$18.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
Blind Assessment: Richly fruit- and cocoa-toned. Blueberry, tamarind, chocolate fudge, oak, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; very syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, chocolaty finish with undertones of blueberry and oak.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of holiday blends for Coffee Review‘s December 2019 tasting report. Comprised of a natural-process Ethiopia Koke and Ethiopia Sidamo and a washed-process Ethiopia Limu and Colombia Nariño Marco Lasso. Certified organic. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An integrated, harmonious blend of washed- and natural-process coffees that highlights both sweet (blueberry) and tart (tamarind) fruits with big chocolate throughout.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2019 tasting report: 2019 Holiday Coffees: Celebratory Blends That Elevate the Ordinary