This is the Ethiopia Shakiso brought to you by Topeca Coffee Roasters. This Full Natural coffee was sourced from the growing region of Shakiso, Guji in Ethiopia and was grown by Ismel Hassen between 1900 and 2200 meters above sea level.
Least favorite of the all the usually fabulous coffees from Topeca. Uncharacteristically over roasted. Was never able to brew a decent cup regardless of brewing methods. Tried v60 / kalita wave / and chemex. Chemex was probably the best of the three but only yielded a very average cup.
Both my wife and I do not like this selection at all. Very bitter and not smooth.
Smooth, chocolate, definitely taste the raspberry but not overpowering, slight tart
Felt burnt. Personal preference, but I like the Central American ones more than African or Indonesian.
Too weak in flavor for me. The notes also didn't match the ones on the bag - I believe the bag had notes of milk chocolate on it. Might have just made it too weak in the french press, but tried multiple times with different amounts of water to coffee and couldn't get a good cup from it for me.
Excellent, well rounded coffee with exceptionally pleasant stone fruit notes
Juicy, sweet. Very pleasant to drink. Made it on a Chemex - 45g coffee, 700g water.
If this is a light to med roast their dark roast must be charcoal
This is more like a medium-dark roast than a light-medium roast that they indicated on the packaging. Either this batch was over roasted, or their idea of roast level is way off. Due to the darkness of the roast, it reminds me of peet's coffee. raspberry/chocolate notes.
Good coffee, but didn't leave an impression.
this was one of my favorite Ethiopian coffees. the fruity notes were unusual & complex, not heavily fruit forward but a nice balance of raspberry tempered with floral notes.