Roaster Tasting Notes:
This lovely Ethiopian is highly perfumed with bergamot, known for its use in Earl Grey tea, and has notes of lemongrass, and sweet limeade. An elegant acidity that is both floral and citrusy wakes the palate, which is then flooded with a velvety body.
At first taste, we fell in love with this classic “Top Lot” Yirgacheffe coffee that came through the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange. Beansmith Coffee always strives to know the complete story of the coffees we offer in order to pass that story on to our customers. However, it was a challenge to learn this coffee’s particular story because of the way the ECX grades and categorizes Ethiopian coffees. They focus more on quality and the characteristics of the coffees and less on traceability. They recognize that traceability of one coffee to a certain farmer may leave many other farmers out of the loop, inflating the price of the one, while deflating the price of the others.