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Olympia Coffee Roasting

Organic Ethiopia Gedeo Worka (Natural-Processed)

Location: Olympia, Washington

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.93/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2011

Agtron: 48/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Rich, minty dark chocolate, plummy fruit, hints of brandy and cedar in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; impressively syrupy mouthfeel. Richly flavor-saturated but slightly salty/astringent in the finish.

Notes:

Certified organically grown. Worka is one of 22 primary cooperatives that fall under the umbrella of the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union located in the Gedeo Zone of southern Ethiopia. This 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. 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.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A style of coffee we used to call “after-dinner,” meaning it embodies an arm-chair-and-brandy sort of richness and authority.


This review originally appeared in the October, 2011 tasting report: The Aeropress Coffee Maker

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