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7/10/19

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Harar | Coffee Review by Kaplowitz

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Batdorf & Bronson
Ethiopia Harar

LOCATION: Olympia, WA
ORIGIN: Ethiopa
VARIETAL: Native Arabica

PROCESS: Dry (Natural)
ROAST: Medium-Dark
BREW METHOD: Pour over

WEBSITE: www.batdorfcoffee.com

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NOTES:
Bright acidic but tethered 'nuff to offer some nice nuance. Cloudy dusty but not overly and still mainly delineated. <<< opening: reasons why this might rate higher than other Ethiopians. A tick astringent on the finish. A bit darker than I expected. First things first, tho:

Mixed berry yogurt; slight citrus undertones to that. Some nougat and black tea w/ malty honey finish off the far sip. Underneath that is herbaceous all the way down... scented sachets Gramma put in her dresser drawer. Lavender, lilac, lemon verbena (sure, why not?). The finish is bright earth with all the aforementioned notes acting to influence.

It's really a bit much and I'm tired and want a cup of coffee. A snack-ish & not more-ish offering. Although, as stated, better than the typical Ethiopian cup. Richer, it's richer too. Richer is good. Beats poorer. thx

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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