A rich dry blended coffee with fruity, wine-like tones and some wild notes in the finish. Grown by the Kolla Bolcha co-op in the Agro region, this fully washed coffee has been described as bright and velvety, with noters of ripe red fruit and milk chocolate.
Roasted over campfire in cast iron skillet this coffee has a wine like flavor and a well rounded balanced taste.
Good Yirgacheffe, good price
This is a good Yirgacheffe, but not the best I've had. The characteristic wine-y, fruit-y flavors are a little subdued compared to other examples I've tried. However, the price is good and it's still a tasty African coffee.
I had this years ago, and tried it again. Most excellent, one of my new favorites..
We never drank this alone, so I can't say how it tastes as single origin. We blend Brazil Estate, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and Costa Rican SHB EP Tarrazu La Pastora. Amazing! No discernible acidity, full body, and blend of earthy, chocolate, and floral notes. It does get challenging to get all these in one place. For this bean, oxidizing is key. Let it rest for 3 days before grinding, in a jar with lid sitting on loose
Not the standard roaster
I have not tried this coffee yet (resting) but for the roasting - It is not like others! 99% of my other coffees enlarge after drying (the yellow to tan phase) these little buggers don't get bigger until half way between the first crack and the second. = in the air rosters do 3 scopes instead of 4, else you burn them during the drying and first crack because they are not fluidized like normal coffee after the yellow phase. I hope to update the tasting in a week or two.