|Roaster Location:||Denver, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, with crisp, exhilarating aromatics. Roasted cocoa nib, complexly layered flowers (lilac, lily, more), ripe grapefruit, a hint of cedar in aroma and sweet-toned cup. Lively, gently bright acidity; light but buoyantly plush mouthfeel. The short finish is rather drying and simple, but flavor and sweetness reassert themselves in a long finish that rings on and on.
Notes: Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before the beans are dried) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Founded by Herb, Joseph and Jake Brodsky in 2002, Novo Coffee is a quality-oriented boutique roasting company with fine coffee, an elegant package, and the slogan "Get Closer" – to coffee, as it turns out. Visit www.novocoffee.com or call 303-295-7678 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Distinctive aromatics and an essential balance and sweetness should make this an attractive, exciting breakfast cup for almost any one.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2013 tasting report: Readers' Nominations: Trends and Successes