What's Cupping Best: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
This is one of my favorite times of year because the fresh African coffees are rolling in. We are particularly excited about the Ethiopia Yirgacheffe because of its extraordinary fruitiness and intense aroma. The aroma of berries and citrus prepare the palate for notes of lemon peel, bergamot, raspberry, and strawberry. These bright, juicy fruit flavors are finished by chocolate and caramel sweetness and a hint of lavender. And, there is a rich, creamy element to this complex coffee that is almost oatmeal-like. As the birthplace of coffee, we expect a lot out of Ethiopia and this coffee does not disappoint. The unique, wild taste typical of Ethiopians is evident in this season’s Yirgacheffe.