Klatch wrote:This is the bowl of berries we come to expect from a clean Ethiopian Natural. It's composed of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries along with its additional notes of bing cherries and the unexpected tropical fruit nuances. Overall, the subtle hints of vanilla and slight coco powder hold the flavors together, providing a bright acidity within a creamy and juicy body.
I've been enjoying this coffee (unlike the last natural I ordered, PT's Elida), but it seems to provoke unpleasant reactions. My wife came downstairs yesterday, took one whiff of it (brewed), and started looking for baby vomit we might have forgotten to wipe up earlier. And then tonight a friend of mine got "cheese" in the dry aroma and passed in favor of a washed Yirg.
Both people have what I'd consider sensitive and refined palates, generally speaking. Could they be on to something? I think the "pineapple" might be to blame--kind of a "when tropical fruit goes bad" sort of deal. And am I/are we sufficiently out there in terms of the range of flavors we're accustomed to in coffee that this kind of disconnect should be expected?