Noble Coffee Roasting - Ethiopian Schilcho

$18
Noble Coffee Roasting - Ethiopian Schilcho
8.9

Acidity

8.0 /10

Aftertaste

8.0 /10

Aroma

10.0 /10

Balance

9.0 /10

Body

6.0 /10

Complexity

9.0 /10

Flavor

10.0 /10

Forgiveness

10.0 /10

Sweetness

10.0 /10

Versatility

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Beautiful floral aroma
  • Sweet, pleasant flavors
  • Forgiving and easy to brew across a variety of brew methods
  • Clean mouthfeel

Cons

  • Minimal body

I’m happy to review yet another phenomenal coffee from Noble Coffee Roasting, the Ethiopia Shilcho (2016). This floral and fruity Ethiopian light roast is a 2017 Good Food Awards winner and also one of my favorite coffees from 2016.

Best part is that at the time of publication, it’s still available! You can grab it here.

General Notes & Observations

Roast: Light
Producers: Shilcho Cooperative
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Dara Woreda, Sidama Zone
Variety: Ethiopia Heirloom (indigenous)
Processing method: Washed, then fermented for 36 hours, double-rinsed in tile channels with fresh water, then stage-dried on raised and covered beds
Growing altitude: 1750-2000 masl
Roaster aroma notes: Raspberry, gardenia, vanilla
Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Floral
Roaster tasting notes: Peach, blackberry, honey
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Jasmine, raisin, green tea, cinnamon, smokey

Summary

Excellent complexity and not like the typical Ethiopian coffees I drink throughout the year. Floral notes makes this an extremely pleasant drinking experience with a clean mouthfeel to accompany great flavors.

The unique processing method perhaps adds to this coffee’s deliciousness, but it’s hard to say for sure without split testing the beans through an alternative processing method.

Recommended brew method: AeroPress

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