I’d heard about Crema Coffee Roasters from a variety of people both on Instagram and friends that live in Nashville. A few weeks back when we were driving through Nashville on our way to Asheville for vacation, I made a point to stop by and try their coffee. While there I picked up this bag of washed Ethiopian coffee to experiment with at home.
The coffee began with a strong, sweet aroma of chocolate and citrus. As I began brewing, a burst of citrus aromatics exploded from the coffee. In the flavor I tasted the same chocolate and citrus undertones, but also a candy-like sweetness that reminded me of watermelon jolly ranchers. The coffee had a crisp, but thinner body and a lingering acidity and sweetness in the finish that reminded me of the flavor left on your tongue after finishing a piece of hard candy.
The coffee worked well for both espresso and pour over brew methods. There wasn’t a ton of complexity in the cup or evolution of the flavors, but it was still a very delicious coffee.
While Suke Uraga wasn’t incredibly complex and fit the mold of what you’d expect in a washed Ethiopian coffee without much variance, it was still quite delicious and at the end of the day, that is what really matters most.