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Here is the full cupping notes on the Ethiopian from our cupping team...
Ethiopia Natural Sidamo Ardi
Roasted to City+ in a hottop.
Fragrance: Intensity 8/10 berries, tropical fruit (papaya, slight mango), hint of banana
Aroma: Intensity 7/10 berries, hint of toasted grain, malt, tropical fruits; berries, hint of papaya, touch of chocolate and malt on the break
Flavor: 8.25 sweet, clean, berries (blackberry perhaps), tropical fruits (papaya, mango come to mind), slight honey note
Aftertaste: 8.25 clean, lingering sweet finish, more tropical fruit than berry (though it's still there), some mid-range honey-like sweetness, maybe a skosh of dark chocolate
Acidity: 7.75 slight tingle, but mostly rounded, soft and smooth
Intensity: medium to medium-high
Body: 8 creamy, smooth, rich
Weight: medium to medium-high
Balance: 8 well-balanced, top to bottom, hot to cold
Overall: 8 Wonderfully clean, fruity, and creamy natural Ethiopian
Total Score: 86.25
Excellent, clean, fruity natural Sidamo. Another gem, like last years. Even at 8 days off the roast, the fruit is present, complex, and clean. The creamy body meshes perfectly with the tropical fruits. Finish holds, with fresh and clean fruit lingering on the palate. Highly Recommended.
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