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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Andrew Pautler

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
  • Roaster
    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Estimated Price
    $14.95 / 16oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Floral aroma, smooth-bodied and sweet bright flavor with pronounced lemon notes
  • Process
    Fully washed
  • Country
  • Region
    Yirgacheffe, Sidamo
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, AeroPress, Espresso

Coffee Scoring

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8.5 / 10
  • Strong floral finish
  • Thick, smooth body
  • Lower price point

Disclosure: This is a sponsored review. As always though, all opinions are 100% my own.

This coffee from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf comes from one of Ethiopia’s biggest coffee-producing regions, Yirgacheffe. It’s a big, bold Ethiopian with a lovely mix of chocolate and floral notes.

The coffee begins with a roasty fragrance of chocolate & caramel with floral supports and some underlying sweetness. The flavor after brewing carries much of the same with chocolate being dominant with intense florals and subtle berries. The coffee had a nice lemon citrus acidity and a big, thick body. The smooth, mouthcoating mouthfeel was what I enjoyed most in the coffee. It lingered long into the finish, which sat heavily on your tongue. The coffee lacked a bit of complexity and I would have enjoyed a bit more evolution through each sip, but I did enjoy the combination of chocolate and florals that paired together throughout the sip.

The Bottom Line

The roast is listed as light but is much closer to a third-wave dark roast in my opinion. While this roast level is a bit darker than my personal preference, if you enjoy darker roasted specialty coffee, this is a great option to try for a price per ounce much lower than most other specialty coffee.

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