Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Chronicle Coffee Roasters is a father-son, family roaster based in Calgary, Canada that is just entering the US market. Chronicle Coffee supports a variety of charities with their proceeds including Food for Farmers, Coffee Lands. Pueblo a Pueblo and Grounds for Health. Fun fact about Chronicle is that they roast at 3800 feet above sea level, which leads to a shorter roast time because of the air pressure, which can bring out more flavor in the coffee.
I had the opportunity to try a variety of their coffees recently and really was drawn to this light roasted Ethiopian. The coffee has a chocolate and sweet citrus fragrance that erupted with a lemon drop sweetness at first bloom. In the flavor I tasted sweet notes of honey, vanilla, citrus and floral. The coffee continued to evolve as it cooled and became sweeter and sweeter. It had a thick, creamy body and a very balanced brightness—much more muted than many other Ethiopian coffees. The sweetness was creamy with subtle notes of citrus that lingered into an otherwise quick finish.
This coffee had a beautiful flavor combination that evolved with every sip. It was balanced and more approachable than many other Ethiopian coffees and would be a great option for someone just getting started with African coffees.