Noble Coffee Roasting - Ethiopian Schilcho

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Noble Coffee Roasting - Ethiopian Schilcho
8.9

Acidity

8/10

    Aftertaste

    8/10

      Aroma

      10/10

        Balance

        9/10

          Body

          6/10

            Complexity

            9/10

              Flavor

              10/10

                Forgiveness

                10/10

                  Sweetness

                  10/10

                    Versatility

                    9/10

                      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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