Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Sidamo in Review

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Sugar Creek 
Ethiopia Sidamo

ORIGIN: Ethiopia
VARIETAL: Heirloom

PROCESS: Natural
BREW METHOD: French Press

INTENSITY: Mild-Medium


Blueberry syrup | White chocolate | Orchids 

Sensitive, delicate, soft as a baby's bottom. Well-delineated primaries noted above, root deeply in bright depths. Blueberry & floral bits lend mellow acidity, cleanly. Subtle white chocolate adds a whispered & well-balanced sweetness. Very easy, smooth but not wimpy, fully sated mouth-feel. Complex as all get-out, a bit of pale nut/Maplewood brings neat bitterness to the exquisite balance.

Ditto as to the non-flavor descriptors above in the middlings below. Notes there are vanilla bean, white dirt, oolong tea. Underbelly, on which all rests is a thin yet sturdy suede earthiness. The whole thing feels airy, sunny. Airy but not vacant. A bit jazzy in that unplayed notes having meaning. Champagne & Reefer, it's Blues but it's good. All good, baby.

The aroma is all flowers & fruit, bigly but not near bruisingly. Sits a tick cloudy in the cup, w/ a lively terra cotta under-hue. I'd take a pic, but I'd also filter it B&W. A delightful & delighting cup which feels like dancing must feel -- I don't dance. Proof that rigid structure can also be pillowy velvety; that complexity can be calmly achieved. Lovely. Just lovely. "Yeah bring me champagne when I'm thirsty." - Muddy Waters.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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