Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
|Roaster Location:||Americus, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Oromio Cooperative, Yirgacheffe growing region, Sidamo Province, southern Ethiopia|
|Review Date:||October 2004|
Blind Assessment: A striking and distinctive coffee. Co-cupper Christy Thorns (89) admired its complex aromatics: "dried apricot, orange zest, clove, citronella." Ken (90) found a gingery chocolate and lemon that for him was unusual and surprising, which may be why he was slightly more willing than Christy to forgive a slight, shadow salty cling as the cup cooled.
Notes: Its tendency to high-toned, floral and citrus sweetness has made Yirgacheffe, from a lushly beautiful range of hills in southern Ethiopia, one of the world's most admired coffees. Certified organically grown. Cafe Campesino is a small-batch specialty wholesale roaster with a commitment to socially and economically progressive goals. Visit www.cafecampesino.com or call 888-532-4728 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy spicy, gingery fruit desserts.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2004 tasting report: Ethiopia and Kenya: The World's Most Distinctive Coffees