The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Organic Ethiopian Sidamo
|Roaster Location:||San Diego, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$7.50/8 oz.|
|Review Date:||November 2010|
Blind Assessment: Bright with bergamot and bittersweet lemon, crisp baker's chocolate and fresh-cut fir, this dried-in-the-fruit coffee cupped more like a fine Ethiopia washed coffee than a natural, though a rounding hint of cherry-blueberry sweetness complicated the profile and appeared to confirm its processing method. Delicate acidity; light, silky mouthfeel; long, lemon-and-cocoa-saturated finish.
Notes: 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. It is also certified organically grown. Based in the heart of San Diego, The West Bean is a micro-roaster founded by three friends who are passionate about coffee. Visit www.thewestbean.com or call 619-709-3232 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who favor a crisp, complexly high-toned Ethiopian style breakfast coffee.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2010 tasting report: Brandy and Surprises: The New Naturals