Coffee Review – Ethiopian Harrar DecafJune 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Posted in Coffee Reviews | 1 Comment
Tags: baristaonduty, Ethiopian Harrar Decaf Review
On our continuing search for a good decaf we were looking forward to trying this coffee. It was roasted by Johnny Milton, Jr. (www.baristaonduty.com) in Georgia. He is a nano-roaster roasting very small batches and made to order roasts. This particular roast is a water process decaf medium roast. It is packaged in unique jars and the jar we received was enough for two cups. On the jar it was written that it was born 1-11-10 and pan roasted and hand crafted. I found out from his blog that he is a 3rd generation farmer and Marine. What’s not to like about this guy?
Because there was only enough for two cups we decided to brew the coffee using the French Press. We thought this style would help us extract the entire flavor from the coffee. The beans have a mild aroma even after grinding. I put the ground beans in the press and added the proper amount of water, stirred it up and smelled the aroma. Next was waiting for coffee to be poured.
I poured two cups and we sat down to taste. We really had to think about this coffee as we drank it. We also didn’t have the comfort zone of two more different brews. So we drank slowly and talked about what we tasted. This is a complex coffee, it’s almost like there are different flavors. It has a medium body and is a little dry in the mouth. After you swallowed the taste did not seem to linger too long.
But there was a kind of fruitiness also. We had a hard time distinguishing, but maybe blueberry was what we tasted. So we drank and tasted slowly discussing the coffee. Kim thought it would go good with a heavy dessert because it seems light. If you prefer mild coffees you will enjoy this one. This roast of Ethiopian Harrar would be a good afternoon or early evening coffee.
We usually like a little bolder coffee but this is a good coffee and we would give it two thumbs up and 3.25 out of 5. We wished we had more to brew and we would definitely share it with friends. We received this coffee for free and offer objective feedback.
Much GRACE and peace to you,
Bill and Kim
Romans 15:13; Psalm 34:1-10