This is the Ethiopia Misty Valley brought to you by 1000 Faces Coffee. Grown by the various small holder producers in the Yirgacheffe region at 1,750 - 1,950 meters, this full natural coffee is a perfect example of why we love coffees from Ethiopia. This coffee is nuanced, with notes of black cherry to complex molasses and chocolate.
In addition the the chocolate/cherry notes I also get a hint of hickory, smokiness that I really love.
Three cups in and contemplating tossing the rest. Taste like newspaper soaked in rotten whiskey.
Magic in the form of coffee! One of the best coffees I have had recently.
Tastes bitter not fruity at all
Fruity and complex. Easily the best cup I've had in a while.
Very tasty Ethiopian in a chemex brew
This is the best quality coffee to date. A very exceptional Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. When I open the bag to measure out the beans, an immediate scent of dark berries comes out. The cup itself is very bright and complex, with notes of cherry and blueberries. The finish is a really pleasant blend of caramel, molasses, and slight nuttiness. Stellar coffee.
Incredible. Misty Valley has such a distinct taste. light, bright, delicious. Brewed incredibly well in the chemex.
This was a pretty good. Would like a sweeter, juicier coffee. This was one was a little roasty and savory.
Solid coffee. Brewed well on a variety of devices.
This coffee from 1000 Faces was really nice. I generally tend to lean toward acidity when it comes to tasting, well, just about anything, but 1000 Faces took this natural Ethopia a hair darker than most roasters do, which had a very pleasant result. It still maintained the usual sort of flavor notes you would expect from a natural (yum) but had a nice balance with what I can only copy from the tasting notes as "complex molasses and chocolate." Typically, I wouldn't give molasses any sort of "complex" description but, dang it, it actually works in this scenario. Maybe I just need a different descriptor entirely. Anyway, this coffee was ever so nice. Very pleased with it.
This coffee is complex and delicious; bright but robust. It is my favorite from Mistobox so far, slightly beating out the Verve Costa Rican.
I am normally a big fan of naturals, but this one was a touch on the roasty side.
I can definitely pick up the fruit notes in this one, great coffee!!
We enjoyed this coffee very much. Right after grinding, we were able to pick some fruitiness which upon tasting only got stronger. We brewed through both the Aeropress and Chemex and for both methods, we were able to bring out a pleasantly dominate note of blueberry. The fruitiness seems to last throughout the whole cup, even as it cooled, which was a nice surprise since more often than not, the heavier notes typically come through as it cools.
Can't say it's better than the Ardi, but we loved it nonetheless.
This coffee was right up my alley. I enjoyed the gentle mix of stone fruits and cocoa tasting notes.
This roaster has improved! Yay! Enjoyed this cup!
Flat. There's a bit of chocolate and juice but it's overshadowed by a slightly burnt quality, especially in the finish. It's OK when cool, but terrible hot. This is a big disappointment.
As I suspected, I liked the Misty Valley more than last month's Columbia. I typically like the Bright, fruity flavors I get from African coffees the most. In this one, I got a subtle taste of blueberry more than anything, which went great with my blueberry pancakes! haha.
While I love African coffees, I am still very much open to single-origin coffees from anywhere. My goal over the next year or so is to nail top my top 5 cups of coffee, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with a variety. Bring on the next one, Seth!! :)
I believe I liked my first one better!
This coffee has very distinct flavors that came out in full force on a slow drip cold brew with a sweet finish. As a hot coffee, the flavors blend together a bit more. Either way, it's quite delicious.
Excellent! Perfect balance of fruity and earth tones
Not as much flavor as other Mistobox coffees I have received. Hoping for something more flavorful with future shipments.
Being the 2nd coffee from Ethiopia, I'm starting to really like this flavor profile. I like the lighter mouthfeel. After drinking for a week and also comparing to the latest coffee from Kenya, I am starting to notice the lavender notes.
When I think of fruity, I really think of a cup like this one. Bright, yet mellow, floral yet not too strong, and ends with wholesome chocolateyness. My favorite "fruity" coffee thus far and I love the tiny town it comes from.
An utterly pleasant and dynamic cup of coffee from start to finish. The berry (even cherry) scent of the beans comes through nicely when brewed, and the fruitiness is nicely balanced with the cocoa finish.
Love this one! The sweet, fruity notes are really pleasant, and it's very aromatic. Would definitely drink this one again.
This is a lighter roast, more floral / fruity and something that I enjoyed.
I really like the flavor for this one! It's not too dark, really tasteful.
Kevin and Shalimar
I really like the berry flavor here. I like the lighter roast too. I like it better than the previous one overall
Haven't had a bad cup of coffee from a bag of 1000 faces coffee yet.
It was alright...it was complex, but in a bland sort of way...hmmmm
liked this coffee a lot. fruit notes without being too sweet and definitely not bitter
Definitely one of my favorites so far.
Good quality. But a but more fruity (both taste and aroma) than I generally prefer.
Too fruity for my taste! I'm looking for something a bit more robust.
This is a really solid coffee. Its body is smooth and mouthfeel is silky, and it certainly has an impressive range of detectable flavors - I definitely get the lavender and blueberry as suggested on the bag, but I'd also say it tastes and feels a lot like dried rosemary.
I played around with the grind a bit, but it's pretty easy to muddle this cup with a slightly off grind or bean:water ratio. Only when I bypassed the filter and added a little more water than the brew guide suggests was I really able to separate the flavors.
I dig it, but it's not my absolute forever jam. I definitely appreciate coffee that is lighter and nuanced like tea, but I may be partial to less tannic/drying cups of coffee.