Not an awful coffee, but far too dark for my tastes. Maybe the batch I got was over roasted, but the bag claimed to be a light roast with lots of citrus and fruity notes; however, the coffee is just too bold overall. There is a mild burnt taste that hides any of the flavor notes.
Much darker than I was expecting. The bag even says light roast, but this is really just a dark roast on the specialty coffee scale. Disappointing for a washed Ethiopia.
Was not really a fan of this one.
Smooth to drink. Vague vanilla notes. This one was perfect in the bitterness/acidity balance. The only detractor is that it is underflavored - almost no tasting notes shine through.
Wasn’t a fan!
good balance of tastes!
Amazing coffee! Excellent choice for fans of the pour over method.
One of the best I have had. Very smooth
I REALLY DO NOT LIKE Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
Surprised I liked it
Too light and fruity.
Not much flavor or taste, had to add extra scoops to make it better
A little too bitter/dark for my liking.
This is a bit darker than I would have liked. It says fruity and citrus and maybe it's just this batch but it's pretty dark.
Beans were very dark. Tasted burnt and stale
Too earthy. Please do not send Ethiopian coffee.
Smokey and sharp, not like the Ethiopians I'm used to
Y'all, this coffee is so bad. Everything you have sent to us thus far has been amazing, and we have loved our Mistobox subscription so much! but this coffee is so bad, and it makes no sense. Why pay for well-sourced Ethiopian Yirg green when you're going to take it past second crack? And I mean PAST second crack. There are hints of darker tones like the black tea they mention, but the primary note is carbonization. "Bright with fruity and citrus notes" is... not at all accurate.
I found this coffee to be oily and over-roasted. It is too dark to have any of the citrus flavors that I enjoy in Ethiopian coffees. I wonder whether this was simply a mistake on the roasters' part -- still, not an ideal round of coffee.
LOVED this coffee. Please send more like this one! Or send this one again:)
A little too dark for us.
I really hated this coffee. It tastes burnt. I have brewed it on all my methods and am just very unsatisfied.
enjoyed it. would order again. Zero complaints
This is not a light roast coffee. It is medium to medium dark and that ruins all the flavors, in my opinion.
I thought it was decnet, but for an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe I feel like I've had more fruity and flavorful beans before.
Harsh taste, no pop
There was a weird flavor, and I tried to make it several different ways, but it always had that flavor, so I was not a fan.
This coffee was VERY over roasted. The oil in the bean was pretty overwhelming. Possibly just a bad batch? Our thoughts since the description was nothing like the actual bean, roast or flavor. Honestly, we poured it out and didn’t make another cup. Big bummer and a wasted bag.
I can't find any of the bright or fruity notes at all.
Didn’t care for this. Too dark
Yummy yirgacheffe that was a bit more "citrusy" than I'm used to, but nevertheless was still good.
A little too light for our likings. As espresso is nice, refreshing almost. Where as with milk doesnt have the strength to cut through.
Just not a big fan of Parisi
This was so great! really really enjoyed it
Too bitter for us
I do not like this one. The roast is way too dark, leaving a bad aftertaste. I'd like to receive lighter roasts going forward.
While this coffee was smooth and roasty, I've come to enjoy the light fruity notes of some of the other coffees I've had before.
This is the second Parisi Coffee I have had and both have been absolutely terrible. This coffee is burnt and is not worthy of the box it was shipped in.
Beans were burnt, tasted like a horrible dark roast even though it is definitely a light roast. Will be informing mistobox of this.
Overroasted, especially for a Yirgacheffe this doesn't allow for the flavor profiles to come out. Tastes more like a peets coffee.
Very good. Fruity and bright. No sourness.
Loved how bright it was.
This coffee had no roast date. The bag has an expiry date of October 2019. This coffee has no indication at all that it's fresh, in any way. I cut open the bag and is was very dark and over roasted, despite being advertised as a light roast. The aroma from the bag was acrid. All the indicators of a coffee that sat on the shelf for a long time. I'm really disappointed in Mistobox.
Just an all around good coffee
Delicious! Smooth and sweet. Perfect on its own. No need to add milk/creamer or sugar.
Probably my least favorite Yirgacheffe that I’ve ever had. It could’ve been the grind I was using, but I wish it was a little smoother. It tasted a bit... on the over-roasted and bitter side of the scale, which I definitely wasn’t expecting out of a Yirgacheffe.
For a Yirgacheffe I was left wanting more brightness to this cup
Great roast. Carmel, earthy notes.
In my opinion it is not a smooth cup of coffee it has a bite to finish
Yeah this is basically hotel coffee, I'm really disappointed with this one. Definitely over roasted and very bland. I don't even wanna finish the bag, but I don't wanna waste it... hmmm...
Disagree with that "fruity, citrus, bright!" Yikes. Felt almost over-roasted, actually!
There wasn't a lot going on here; it was an inoffensive coffee at best.
Brewed with french press, pour over, espresso. Espresso was the best for me, but the results were still "acceptable coffee" and not anything special.
Beans also exhibited some cratering.
This has been my biggest MistoBox letdown so far. Roasted pretty dark for my liking and flavors were just super flat. Don’t like this one.
Pretty good. Got some good cherry flavors from a few cups so far, though I think I need to tweak my brewing a little to get the best out of it. So far I've made hot coffee with an Aeropress and also some cold brew.
Slightly darker than I prefer.
Claire & Matt
It was over Roasted to my preference.
A very pleasant lighter coffee, we do taste the citrusy notes. Delightful.
This one seems to be roasted darker than listed. Therefor it is lacking in its citrus notes. Overall it has a balanced body. But is darker than what I prefer.
Favorite so far
Not much flavor.
This was very much in line with what I was looking for. It seems the coffee lost some of its punch relatively quickly after opening. I'd say after a week the flavors were much harder to hit. First few days were excellent, however. Hoping for something a little fruitier next.
It felt a little roasty with more lemon flavors coming through than anything.
This one did not play out as sweet or fruity as it was advertised to be. It had much more bland and bitter profile. Not my favorite.
meh. flat and not much flavor
Honestly, I think I was spoiled by the amazing Ethiopian by Noble Roasters, so this bag simply lacked the flavor profile, fragrance and enjoyment I expect from Yirgacheffe. Mild coffee - better for a morning starter than an after dinner dessert!
Dull flavors. Great fragrances but the taste always disappointed. I feel like this might be more me than the coffee, like I was never able to draw out all the flavor.
Not very fruity for an Ethiopian.
Great aroma. Quite a bit of bitterness from a finer grind.
Tastes only of black tea. Too tea-like and mellow for my tastes. I wouldn't call it bright. Not terrible, but somewhat bland and missing more of the fruit and acidity that I'm used to in Ethiopian coffee.
Favorite roast so far. Enjoy it iced as well.
AWESOME. Brewed great in a v60 with slightly higher dose. Try 14-15:1 with this one.
Well balanced. Perfectly fruity, but not crazy acidic and bright.
I know...I picked this based on drinking it awhile back. I’ve only had one cup, so I am holding off my final rating. So far the first week was the best. This doesn’t taste as bright as I remember. I do like the balance and the citrus, but can’t recognize any fruity ness.
Really enjoyed this one. Found it strange that they didn't actually put the roast date on the bag though.
I did not enjoy the black tea flavors in this coffee. It tasted too much of black tea.
Gorgeous. One of the best of the bunch with a nose like an Old World red wine plus a hint of caramel.
Ohhhhh yes. What a fantastic cup. The notes of stone fruit and mango are so good, and I definitely taste the undercurrent of black tea. Great combination of flavors. I can actually taste all the flavor notes listed on the bag as opposed to just one or two of them. Can't stop raving about this one!
I wasn't able to pick up all the flavor notes I hoped for.... good though.
Nice lime and tea notes
Excellent cup. Smooth, acidic and flavorful
This coffee is pretty good, but it's nothing extraordinary. It's got a very basic taste with not very many distinctive notes.
Delicious. This made a really nice balanced cup.
The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Pride was very delicious. Citrusy, light and very full bodied. I enjoy it very much.
I've never tasted an Ethiopian like this. No prominent citrus flavor finish. Black tea almost licorice and a hint of vanilla. Brewed with V60 but seemed a bit of a heavier mouthfeel. Gonna try a Chemex iced and see what I get...
Really like this one
My first true letdown from Mistobox. Admittedly, I wasn't able to open this fast enough and it's past its prime. However, they felt confident enough to put a Sept 2018 expiration date on it, a full year out, which I'll take as an invitation to judge it anytime before then. Instead of the "stone fruit, lemon and mango... black tea and vanilla" listed on the package, I tasted notes of absolutely nothing and will (reluctantly) try to make cold brew with it to salvage my investment.
Loved this coffee! Great bright flavors, perfectly roasted, great quality!
Old coffee. Signing up for another 6 week subscription was a bad mistake.
Wasn't very citrusy or fruity, mellow flavor.
Right up my alley as far as the roast is concerned. Maybe slightly fruitier for a 5 star rating.
Amazing! Loved the brightness and citrus❤️
This was a really good Ethiopian. Like the tasting notes say, fruity, citrus, and very bright. Great over ice!
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is generally one of my absolute favorites but this is a terrible batch. I was able to get a marginally drinkable cup after a few tries but it's mostly dull with a slight burnt quality. Really hard to dredge up any of the qualities you'd expect in a Yirgacheffe.
Never had a coffee from this roaster that I liked. This one was no different. Over roasted leading to loss of acidity that I normally enjoy in Ethiopian coffee. Harsh, one note flavor. Please do not send anything else from this roaster to me. Thank you.
Great flavor, balance, texture. Awesome coffee
Pretty good bag of coffee. My complaints are I can taste a bit too much lemon and tea.
This was a home run and easily the best coffee that we've received since joining Mistobox! Ethiopia is definitely our favorite region for coffee!
Decent light cup of coffee. Citrus and nutty.
Too much tea flavor. Not getting any citrus/bright flavors.
Not loving this one but can't put my finger on why.
Wasn't as flavorful as their other one I had. Remember it tasting slightly over roasted.
Jim & Jenna
This one isn't as tasty to us as the last few have been...had to adjust to a coarser grind for the pourover to taste right, but it's still a little bland.
Good but experimenting with amount of coffee brewed. At two tablespoons per cup it seems a bit bitter which surprises me as this is my "go to" coffee when buying beans.
I prefer a natural processed Ethiopian for more fruitiness, but this was still good. I'm not used to lemon notes with Ethiopians, it reminded me of a Kenyan, a bit too high in acidity for my tastes.
We like this one verymuch
Didn't love this one. Too light and bitter.
When I saw this was on the way to me, the description sounded great, but I was a little apprehensive since it was a light roast, and for my preferences I selected medium. The first few cups I made were okay, but I didn't get quite the robust flavors I was hoping for. I adjusted the grind size a touch finer for my V60 pour over, and the flavors really started to pop.
I got a lot of caramel, vanilla, and sweet cream on the nose, with some complex sweet/borderline savory notes I can't put my finger on. The taste was very rewarding, following the nose and the citrus was primarily tangerine in my opinion. It was a bright brew, but not overly so, with no acidity at all. I'd like to say that I tasted more of the peach/tangerine as it cooled. Definitely a good brew that I enjoy, the second from Parisi and both were mighty tasty.
I really enjoyed this roast, the flavors were very pleasant and great.
This stuff is really good. Almost like an english breakfast tea with cream. Had fun trying different methods with this one, but ultimately I think I prefer more berry sweetness.
Nice example of the varietal.
When brewed using the aeropress, I am able to pull out flavors of black tea and just a very slight sweetness (maybe vanilla or honey?). Overall it gives a delicious cup that is a delight to sip on in the mornings.
I am having a hard time pulling out other flavors than black tea when brewed on the Chemex. Not sure if it's specific to just my bag but I seem to be struggling with grinding it coarse enough to not get fines. No matter how coarse I go, I find the fines clog up the Chemex, slowing the drip and leading to over-extraction and bitterness. I am debating on taking it from a 16:1 to a 24:1 ratio and seeing how that works.
Love! Great flavor and smoothness!
I like the acidity and the lighter notes of this coffee. However, it does taste slightly burnt.
I really didn't like this one. It could be that it was a light roast and my preference is for medium to dark.
This is a very smooth cup, terrific for people who are turned off by heavy, clobber-your-mouth coffees. It's straightforward, almost like a black tea. Tasty and agreeable.
For me, the only problem is, there's not much depth or interest. It's an "mm good" cup, not an "mm wow" cup. I have a hard time pulling out the fruity, citrusy, or vanilla notes -- perhaps that's just me, or my grind/brew method.
Definitely good, comforting, but I'd like a little more to it.
Very fragrant and remains more or less the same every time you brew it. Doesn't have tons of complexity but it's nonetheless satisfying. V60 @ 200 to 205 degrees seemed to work best. Maybe finer than usual grind with add to the thin body of the coffee.
Way too light; tasted bland bordering on unpalatable.
I really hate to say that this is not my favorite coffee. I was excited because I do enjoy black tea but when I tasted the coffee I was not fond of the overwhelming lemon taste. There is a hint of the coffee that does taste really nice but I like a stronger coffee taste than what this offers.
Definitely the best coffee I have ever drank in my life time.
Very smooth, aromatic, rich flavor
VERY light, has a Tea like taste to the coffee. Good, but not the best!
Had this in my French Press and it blew me away! Awesome stuff!
I had difficulty getting a consistent flavor with this despite playing with different filters and grind. This isn't to say it's a bad roast, it just didn't live up to expectations.
Great flavor. Feel like we are finding a groove with the roasts that you have been sending.
Loves it. So nice and bright!
A little heavy? I brew with an aeropress and this was never excellent
Another home run
This one has a strong flavor and has an interesting combination of notes. I find it to be not quite as good as the Ethiopia Sidama Ardi from Equator, which was really outstanding. This one is still very good though, and I definitely like the mixture of tea flavors with fruit.
A little lighter roast than I usually prefer, but it worked here. I think this would be a more of a summertime coffee for me.
Outstanding! Perfectly balanced, bright but rich and delicious.