It’s my favorite time of the year – that stage when the Earth is exactly at the point when the Ethiopian coffees come into season. And what a glorious season it is!
I just got to cup Barefoot’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and holy moly, it totally made my day! The smell of the grounds filled the room with a glorious combination of cherries jubilee, chocolate with hot peppers, and a hint of cinnamon. After steeping, the chocolate aromas continued, chased by pumpkin pie.
A well-rounded assortment of flavors and a gloriously smooth mouth feel followed. Nutmeg, hazelnut shells, cocoa powder, and lemon pleased my palate and caused a contented sigh. Orange creamsicles, the vanilla dancing like a pixie on a spring wind, finished the experience on a pretty perfect note. I really, really can’t wait until we get this in the store!