Nekisse Red N2 Level 39
|Roaster Location:||Pu'Er Yunnan Province, China|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo (also Sidama) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||RMB $235/125 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2015|
Blind Assessment: Invitingly complex, vividly expressive. Starfruit, musk, butterscotch, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Lyric, gracefully coherent acidity; ultra-silky mouthfeel. A full complement of flavor notes carry deep into a long, resonant finish.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 2 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015. Nekisse is a proprietary type or brand of Ethiopia coffee developed by Ninety Plus, a distinguished boutique developer and importer of innovative small-lot coffees from Ethiopia and Panama. Grown near Neji in the Sidama/Sidamo growing region, this Ethiopian coffee is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. AHRIRE is a micro-roaster spun off from the ManLao River project, a non-profit project for alleviating poverty and protecting the environment in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province. AH-RI-RE or “Tiger” in the Li language is the name of the head roaster, an ethnic minority member who aims in his roasting to “showcase the robust, multi-faceted flavors in nature.”
Who Should Drink It: Those looking for a beautifully structured, exceptional, poetically aromatic expression of coffee.