Shanghai Creation Trading Co, Ltd.
P.r.o. Coffee Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
|Roaster Location:||Shanghai, China|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||RMB $120.00/227 grams|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Rich, intricately layered, deeply and sweetly floral. Jasmine and violet, pineapple guava, baker’s chocolate, frankincense in aroma and cup. Crisp, effervescent acidity; lightly plush, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around flowers and crisp chocolate in a finish that rings on and on.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. When processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) they typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this one is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Creation Food Co. is a food service company with a specialty coffee division. It operates two large-scale coffee production facilities in Taiwan and China, with a branch in Shanghai, Shanghai Creation Trading Co., Ltd. Visit www.creation-foods.com.cn or call +86(0)21-34318227 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Both balanced and deeply complex, elegant and exotic, a fine and utterly satisfying Yirgacheffe.