Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Sweet Holiday Blend

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Ethiopia; Honduras

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.49/12 ounces

Review Date: December 2016

Agtron: 58/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately rich, crisp, balanced. Dried apricot, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, orange zest, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Cinnamon-like spice leads in the short finish; dried fruit and vanilla-like flowers resonate in the long.


Certified organic. A blend composed of a wet-processed Honduras, a wet-processed Ethiopia from the Sidamo/Sidama region, and a dried-in-the-fruit Ethiopia from the Yirgacheffe region. This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2016 tasting report. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A classic coffee blend, sweet and rich, packaged in a hand-printed bag featuring local art, and one in a series of Red Rooster’s special Advent calendar coffee releases.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2016 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees 2016

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