Coffee Reviews

Ethiopia Layo Teraga Natural – Augie’s Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Ethiopia Layo Teraga Natural - Augie's Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia Layo Teraga Natural
  • Roaster
    Augie's Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    https://augies.coffee/
  • Estimated Price
    $18.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Raspberry jam, honey, pineapple
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Ethiopian Heirloom
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Guji
  • Elevation
    2200 MASL
  • Producer
    Layo Teraga Cooperative
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Kalita, espresso
  • Roast Date
    May 22, 2020
  • Review Date
    June 6, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9.5 / 10
Pros
  • Nice mix of tropical fruit and berries

Cons
  • Not much unexpected

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Augie’s Coffee is one of Crema.co’s latest addition to the growing list of roasters. I’m always excited to try a new roaster, so I was quick to add them to my playlist. Augie’s features a fun, playful brand centered around roasting great coffee for dog (& cat) people. I picked up a bag of their current naturally processed Ethiopian coffee, which is always my baseline to try with new roasters since it is one of my favorite styles.

The coffee began with a very sweet, fruity fragrance with notes of raspberry; in the bloom I smelled a burst of lemon citrus. In the flavor I tasted a variety of berry notes (raspberry, blueberry) and tropical fruit (pineapple). The coffee was bright, but not as much as I’d except for a naturally processed Ethiopian coffee. It had a smooth, medium body and was balanced and clean. The sweetness was fruit-toned and builds into the aftertaste, which has a lingering sweetness and acidity. The coffee performed well in the variety of pour over methods I tried and pulled a really nice, sweet shot of espresso.

The Bottom Line

I can’t complain with my first experience with Augie’s Coffee. While the coffee wasn’t incredibly complex or unexpected, it was certainly tasty. I can’t wait to try more coffees from Augie’s in the future.

This coffee review was sponsored by Crema.co. Creama.co is the Spotify of coffee. They offer hundreds of coffees from roasters across the country that you can buy with a one-time order or as a subscription. Get $10 off your first bag now.

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