Highwire Coffee Roasters
Yirgacheffe Blue Nile
|Roaster Location:||Emeryville, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$17.50/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Bright and exhilaratingly complex. Jasmine-like flowers, tangerine, raspberry, a hint of hazelnut in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, floral-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Gently dry, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
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. Highwire Coffee Roasters is a small-batch coffee roaster located in Emeryville, California. Established in 2011, Highwire pursues the straightforward goal of sharing the coffees it loves with the community. Visit www.highwirecoffee.com or call 510-420-0473 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Superb, balanced but intensely aromatic example of the great Yirgacheffe profile.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2013 tasting report: Readers' Nominations: Trends and Successes