|Roaster Location:||Eugene, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidama growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$24.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2020|
Blind Assessment: Profoundly sweet, fruit-forward, candy-like. Clementine orange, Jolly Rancher, milk chocolate, cane sugar, narcissus in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with juicy, vibrant acidity; viscous, honey-like mouthfeel. The prolonged finish evokes cotton candy laced with milk chocolate.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 14 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020. The coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by Black-owned coffee companies for Coffee Review’s August 2020 report. Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of the rare indigenous Ethiopia Wush Wush variety of Arabica. Processed by fermenting the fresh coffee fruit in an oxygen-free environment before drying it in the whole fruit. Equiano Coffee was founded in 2013 by the Udosenatas family. For more information, visit www.equianocoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: So headily perfumed that this Ethiopia Wush Wush reads like dessert, redolent with more fruit tones than we can name, enveloped by a rich milk chocolate.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2020 tasting report: Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies