08 May '13, 5am
New Review: Ethiopia Dry Process Saris Abaya by CafeTaster (I-Lan City, Taiwan) - 94 points.
94 CafeTaster I-Lan City, Taiwan Ethiopia Dry Process Saris Abaya Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: May 2013 Origin: Guji Zone, Sidama Province, southern Ethiopia. Price: NT $450/8 ounces Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, intensely complex. Honey, brandy, apricot, brandy, citrus flower, a hint of walnut in aroma and cup. Round, brandyish acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Honey and walnut in particular persist in a deeply flavor-saturated, gently drying finish. Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. CaféTaster is an aficionado nano-roaster of the style increasingly characteristic of East Asia countries like Taiwan and Korea, roasting very high-end coffees in very small volumes for a tiny clientele of passionate c...