I’m very behind with the Angels Cup coffee roasters. I think these beans are from January and comes from Sunergos Coffee. It’s also from Ethiopia’s southern Yirgacheffe region called Halo Bariti (another link). It’s pretty fascinating to read about the history of the region and where the beans come from.
Because of my “flu-like” symptoms, my congestion is really limiting what I can smell and my cough is limiting what I can taste. I’ve been drinking this coffee for about 2 weeks now and haven’t really been able to taste let alone smell anything until today. And even then, the smells and tastes are still subdued.
Opening the bag, it’s a very subdued aroma. I’m not sure if this is due to the fact that I am three months late in opening bag or that I haven’t regained my full sense of smell. Making my latte, I taste hints of peach and berry flavors. It doesn’t have the strong nutty/cocoa taste that I sometimes get with beans originating from Yirgacheffe. There’s also pleasant floral after taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. It goes down very smooth and I finish my latte very quickly.
I think I would enjoy these beans a lot more if my congestion clears up.