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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Idido Co-Op – Retrograde Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Idido Co-Op
  • Roaster
    Retrograde Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Sonoma County, CA
  • Estimated Price
    $16.00/12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Dense body, balanced acidity, blueberry, chocolate
  • Process
    Dry-process
  • Varieties
    Heirloom
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Yirgacheffe
  • Elevation
    1800+ MASL
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    V60, Chemex

Coffee Scoring

9.1
Aroma
10 / 10
Body
8 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
10 / 10
Sweetness
10 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Really nice brightness to the coffee (one that you’d expect from a dry-processed Ethiopian coffee)
  • Nice complexity of flavors

Cons
  • Flavor notes not as strong with berry fruitiness as I’ve come to expect in a dry-processed Ethiopian coffee

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

This coffee was impressive from the moment I opened the bag. The fragrance was wonderfully complex with citrus fruit notes and sweetness. I have very high standards when it comes to dry-processed coffees and this coffee did well to meet them. In some brew methods it lacked the really strong fruitiness I love in natural coffees, but it made up for it with a beautifully balanced acidity that lingered on your tongue after swallowing.

The Bottom Line

As my first experience with Retrograde Coffee, I was very impressed with this coffee. This was a great naturally-processed coffee with some really nice complexity. After this one, I’m looking forward to trying other Retrograde coffees in the future.

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