|Roaster Location:||La Jolla, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama (also Sidamo) growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2012|
Blind Assessment: Superb aromatics and flavor: A rich, fudgy chocolate sensation dominates, with flowers, vanilla, hints of brandy and tart, guava-like fruit. Round, crisp acidity; dense, full mouthfeel. The finish is very sweet and vanilla-laced in the short, though in the long it fades toward astringency.
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. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Impressively rich and complexly chocolate-toned variation on the dried-in-the-fruit Ethiopia cup.