Have your scone and drink it too, with this blueberry-lemon Ethiopia Aricha from our friends at Caffe Ladro. The aroma is sweet, bright, and full of blueberry notes; in the cup, you’ll taste that same blueberry, delicate and sweet, followed by a crisp, floral finish of lemon zest and fragrant jasmine tea. Ethiopia Aricha carries an extraordinary amount of flavor for a washed coffee, and we’re currently loving it brewed over ice.
Ethiopia is famously the "birthplace of coffee", where coffee plants grow wild throughout the lush, green highlands. Aricha Mill, where this coffee was processed, is located just a few kilometers away from Yirgacheffe-- the most famous and beloved name in Ethiopian coffee. Washed coffees from this region are classics of the coffee world: at their best, they’re sweet and clean, with a bright profile of fruits and florals and a tea-like delicacy. Notes of bright blueberry (and sometimes, strawberry or cranberry) are especially unique, simply not found in beans from any other place. A Coffee like this offers a rare, wine-like glimpse into how Yirgacheffe’s terroir, its high rolling hills and iron-rich soils, produce such spectacularly elegant coffees.
With its notes of tart, juicy blueberry and bright, crisp citrus, this cup reminds us of blue skies, sunshine, and a fragrant, floral breeze. Just like the last weeks of summer, this sweet Ethiopian microlot won’t last for long-- let’s savor every last drop! Reserve your own bag of Caffe Ladro’s Ethiopia Aricha, and fill your morning cup with a freshly roasted blueberry-lemon scone. One sip, and you’ll be a-reachin’ for this one again and again...
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Just ok for me. Kind of a bitter finish for such a sweet aroma. Almost added sugar but thought it might push the fruity start over the edge. Not my favorite.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I love me some Ethiopian coffee. Quite flavorful with great herbal jasmine-like notes.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I didn't get much blueberry out of this one. It is herbal, earthy, and even a little spicy. A nice buttery richness lingers on the tongue with just a hint of bitterness. Almost reminds me of a good cigar|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I happen to like blueberries. If you don't like them, this is not the droid you're looking for. The beans a bit dark for the "light" marker but that's ok. They look and grind like a medium to me. fruity with a good body, not floral. I got distracted one morning and accidentally left it in the press for 10 min. It did not ruin it (nice!) and that cup felt like swimming through a blueberry patch (fun!).|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Bright with a little fruit forward. Didn’t get a ton blueberry (as in description) but overall really nice|