Out of Africa Blend
COFFEE REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2021: 92 points
Blind Assessment: Richly fruit-toned with savory undercurrents. Blueberry, molasses, hop flowers, baking chocolate, lemon-thyme in aroma and cup. Appealingly bittersweet structure with gentle, round acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. Berry-toned finish with notes of molasses and lemon-thyme.
Notes: A blend of coffees from Ethiopia (one natural-processed, one washed) and a Kenya. RamsHead Coffee Roasters is a family-owned company founded by Bozeman, Montana, natives Caleb and Laura Walker that specializes in direct trade microlot coffees. For more information, visit www.ramsheadcoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: An entertaining blend of three coffees that contribute distinctly different lead notes to the cup profile. In particular, blueberry notes from the natural Ethiopia harmonize with the other components nicely.
About this Coffee:
The "Out of Africa" blend was created in response to our love for African coffees, in particular Ethiopian and Kenyan offerings. This unique and vibrant blend is currently comprised of 3 very special coffees ranging in scores from 92 to 94 points.
- Ethiopia Dumerso Yirgacheff: 94 points: https://ramsheadcoffee.com/collections/all-coffee-varietals/products/ethiopia-yirgacheffe-dumerso-g1-natural
- Ethiopia Guji Uraga Washed: 94 points: https://ramsheadcoffee.com/collections/all-coffee-varietals/products/ethiopia-uraga-washed-g1
- Kenya Lenana AA Sundried: 92 points: https://ramsheadcoffee.com/collections/all-coffee-varietals/products/kenya-lenana-aa-plus
By combining 3 world class coffees in their own right, we have developed a blend that is sure to excite even the most specific African Coffee conniosuer. This offering is pre-blended in small green batches in equal parts, and roasted incredibly slowly allowing for a longer caramelization process producing a combination of flavors that result in a new and exciting cup "Out of Africa". Our ultimate preferred brewing method is as a pour over in the Fellow Stag units or as a Chemex.
- Red Wine
- Dark Berries
Recommended Brewing Method(s)
French Press, Pour-Over, Drip