Coffee Reviews

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe – Beachcomber Coffee Co.

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
  • Roaster
    Beachcomber Coffee Co.
  • Roaster Location
    Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
  • Estimated Price
    $19.99 CAD / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Chocolate, citrus, peach
  • Process
    Washed
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Yirgacheffe
  • Review Brew Method
    Chemex, v60, espresso
  • Review Date
    April 25, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.0
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
8.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
8.5 / 10
Pros
  • Well-rounded, medium body

Cons
  • Lacks a bit of complexity

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Beachcomber Coffee Company is a craft coffee roaster based in Gibsons, British Columbia. I had read about some of their coffee on CoffeeReview.com and followed them on Instagram for awhile, so I was excited to get to try a few of their coffee offerings a few weeks back.

This Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is an organic, fair trade certified and washed coffee from the southern region in Ethiopia. The coffee begins with a slightly citrus-filled, yet sweet fragrance of chocolate and almonds. In the flavor I tasted chocolate, black grapes, almond and subtle sweetness. I didn’t taste a lot of fruit notes, but their were some more subtle stone fruit flavors below the chocolate and nutty notes. It had a medium, slightly juicy body that sat really nicely in the mouth with each sip. The coffee featured a well-rounded citrus acidity that was consistent throughout each sip. The sweetness was rich, yet a bit muted featuring notes of chocolate through each sip. The coffee didn’t evolve too much throughout each sip, but the citrus acidity and notes of chocolate were consistent from fragrance through the aftertaste.

The Bottom Line

The roast was a darker medium, so it helped bring out more of the roasty, chocolaty notes in the coffee. I think this coffee would be a great option for anyone who prefers more balanced, approachable South American coffees and coffees with a slightly darker roast profile, but is looking to explore into African origins.

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