|Roaster Location:||Austin, Texas|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2020|
|Acidity /Structure :||9|
Blind Assessment: Overarchingly sweet, richly savory. Nectarine, sandalwood, marzipan, spearmint, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with a tart, vibrant acidity; nectar-like mouthfeel. Rich-toned finish with marzipan notes lingering into the long.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 16 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. The coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of “desert-island coffees” submitted by roasters for Coffee Review’s May 2020 tasting report. Produced by Ato Tesfaye Bekele and processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or washed process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean. Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts, and through the local causes supported with its proceeds. Visit greatergoodsroasting.com or call 512-858-2680 for more information.
The Bottom Line : Juicy, flamboyantly layered honey-processed Ethiopia coffee with notes of tart stone fruit, rich aromatic wood and undertones of fresh-cut spearmint.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2020 tasting report: Desert-Island Coffees: What To Drink When You’re Stuck at Home