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Ethiopia ‘Hambela’ Natural Process from Rex Roasting Co.

Ethiopia ‘Hambela’ Natural Process from Rex Roasting Co.

Roast Rating: 4.5 stars

Summary

A sweet fruit-bomb Ethiopian from Rex Roasting in Terre Haute, Indiana. In three words - Fruity, Tart, and Juicy.

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'Hambela'

Origin: Ethiopia   Process: Natural

Roaster: Rex Roasting Co.

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

The aroma is intense with sweet fruit, blackberry, and dark chocolate. Body is full and rich, covering the palate in an almost sticky manner. This coffee has acidity to spare, with juicy white grape, raspberry, and meyer lemon punching through the cup. Sweetness is high in quality and intensity, with candy-like fruit sugars and milk chocolate helping round out the acids. A tinge of bitter and resin on the back of the palate counters the other elements well. This coffee finishes sticky with the strong fruit notes fading to a lightly earthy and chocolate linger.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7.5 / 10
  • Total: 40.5 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

As a brew this coffee shows an enticing fruity aroma, and we were happy to sip away. On the tongue, it feels juicy, full, and round. The flavor is intense in the acidity, at times coming across tart and zippy. It's like sipping on a big basket of every berry imaginable. That berry-like reminiscence carries through the whole experience, and you might think you are drinking fruit juice rather than coffee. There is almost no bitterness, which we find pleasant. This is a straight forward coffee, which leaves little room for subtle complexities. In three words - Fruity, Tart, & Juicy.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 4 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7.5 / 10
  • Total: 40.5 / 50

Overall Points: 81

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Roaster Profile

Rex Roasting Co.

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