|Roaster Location:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$13.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2016|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly rich, fruit-toned. Ripe blueberry, blood orange zest, jasmine, cedar, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Quiet, bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish consolidates around roasted cacao nib and aromatic wood notes in the short; blood orange zest reappears in the long.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is rounder and lower-toned than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Produced by the Halo Bariti Cooperative, founded in 2012. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte, North Carolina based boutique roaster whose motto is “Artisan roasted, truly delicious, socially conscious.” Magnolia particularly emphasizes community engagement through its Local Beans for Local Good programs.Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com or call 704-651-7726 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Cedar and roasted cacao nib envelope this fruit-forward, zesty cup.
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