Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tinker Coffee Co. Keramo Ethiopia in Review "Coffee-Colored, Calmly"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Tinker Coffee Co. 
Keramo Ethiopia 

ORIGIN: Sidama Zone, Bensa District
PROCESS: Low Oxygen Natural
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: www.tinkercoffee.com

NOTES:
Melon | Rose hips | Ligero tobacco

Looks like a patent leather boot worn for a walk on a well-tamped dirt trail. Also: coffee-colored, calmly. Smells like rosewater and composted earth. Rosewater tastes like roses but I taste rosehips on the sip... tangy nigh puckering. Hibiscus. Firming, astringent. Black tea. Stone fruit: nectarine, apricot.

Eases into a melon, watermelon then further into cantaloupe juices. This melon melange steers and leads into a lengthy finish just shy of cloying. Robust. Peppery ligero tobacco weaves in/out in the up-top. That tobacco is tied into the upper middlings and from there, an earthen midsection. Savory & agile topsoil. Cocoa. 

A bit of something like a toasted sesame oil on the back-end; it's there on the body too. Well-rounded & well-balanced each in severe understatement. Complex af & excellent of structure. Beautiful delineation atop merry little dalliances below. Intense & intensely interesting. Neither in a manner which reels but an "Oh, my" is apropos.

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

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