|Roaster Location:||Driftless, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2014|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, lush. Strawberry, apricot, dark chocolate, jasmine and cinnamon bark in aroma and cup. Giddy, lyric acidity; buoyantly lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolate and strawberry notes in a crisply sweet finish.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. It 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. Banko, established in 2012, is one of twenty-three primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia that together are organized as the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It : An unusually deep and dessert-like version of the great fruit-and-flowers Yirgacheffe profile.