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JBC Coffee Roasters

Kochere Espresso

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.90/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2015

Agtron: 55/76

Aroma: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 8

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Vivacious, bright and juicy. Orange zest, ripe plum, roasted cacao nib, pungent sandalwood, a sweet hint of honeysuckle in aroma and small cup. Light but syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao nib turns roundly chocolaty and softens a continued bright, zesty finish. A tart, orangy chocolate dominates in three parts milk.

Notes:

Produced in Yirgacheffe, a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An assertive and exhilarating shot in the new American mode: bright, sweet, distinctively nuanced.

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