|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$14.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2011|
Blind Assessment: Ripe lemon dominates, with rounding complications of apricot and nut-toned chocolate and a crisp hint of fresh-cut fir. Rich, dry acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel; deeply lemony finish.
Notes: Certified organically grown by members of the Shilcho Cooperative Union. Southern Ethiopia produces often distinctively floral- and fruit-toned coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) these coffee typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. 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 wonderstatecoffee.com or call (608) 637-2022 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : Fine, lemon-toned Ethiopia with complex nuance and richly bracing acidity.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2011 tasting report: African Intensity: Yirgacheffe, Sidama and Environs