Organic Fair Trade Shade Grown Ethiopia
|Roaster Location:||Monrovia, California|
|Est. Price:||$9.99/12-ounce can|
|Review Date:||September 2023|
Staunchly dark roasted, somewhat smoky. Carob, walnut, scorched fir, lily, stale raisin in aroma and cup. Harsh acidity; thin mouthfeel. Ashy finish with only slight sweetness.
Purchased at a Trader Joe’s market in Alameda, California. Processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and pulp removed before drying). Certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade USA. Trader Joe’s is a discount gourmet and natural foods supermarket chain with 457 stores in more than 20 states. Visit www.traderjoes.com for more information.
A smoky-sweet, unintegrated darker-roasted Ethiopia with notes of carob and scorched wood.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 2023 tasting report: The Evolution of “Fair Trade” Coffee