AHRIRE Roasting

Sweet Maria’s Colombia Timana Principales Lotes

Location: Pu'Er Yunnan Province, China

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: RMB $70/150 grams

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 58/79

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweet, with spicy undertones. Mangosteen, lilac, candied lemon zest, raw chocolate and sage in aroma and cup. Vibrant, juicy acidity; full, silky mouthfeel. Sweet florals, along with cocoa and lemon zest, saturate the long, resonant finish.


This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. AHRIRE is a micro-roaster spun off from the ManLao River project, a non-profit project for alleviating poverty and protecting the environment in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province. AH-RI-RE or “Tiger” in the Li language is the name of the head roaster, an ethnic minority member who aims in his roasting to “showcase the robust, multi-faceted flavors in nature.”

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a subtle, original, immaculately layered coffee.

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