Organic Ethiopia Shantawene Natural
|Roaster Location:||Oakland, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, lively, citrus-toned. Meyer lemon zest, plum, cocoa nib, freesia-like flowers, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with Meyer lemon and cocoa notes supported by a hint of agave syrup.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian landrace varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Certified USDA Organic. Mr. Espresso is a San Francisco Bay Area wholesale roaster and espresso parts distributor that slow-roasts its coffees using traditional wood-fired roasting machines. Visit www.mrespresso.com or call 510-287-5200 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A clean natural-processed Ethiopia cup centered around citrus and cocoa notes with a backdrop of spicy florals.