• Coffee Region Test: Ethiopia and Kenya

    by  • February 7, 2017 • Coffee • 2 Comments

    I joined Angels Cup and got a few deliveries.  Even though I quit, I would still recommend it.  For me, it was a little too overwhelming, trying so many coffees so quickly.  The best thing I got from Angels Cup was their blog post describing how coffees taste from different regions.  It’s a fantastic overview, and I recommend reading it if you’re interested in coffees.

    Instead of Angels Cup and the rapid-fire coffee tasting they offer, I decided that I’d like to try a pound at a time to find what I really like.  So, starting at the top of the blog post, I’ll try Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee first.  There is a short article about the different types of Ethiopian coffee that I referenced, and then I decided to order some Yirgacheffe coffee and some Kenya AA coffee.  I’m going to give it a try and report back as I learn more about it.  To be continued!


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    2 Responses to Coffee Region Test: Ethiopia and Kenya

    1. Monica
      February 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I’ve been drinking the Yirgacheffe and I like it so far. It’s definitely mellow. That’s not always good, though. It doesn’t have anything very memorable about it, but I think it would be a good daily coffee.

    2. Monica
      March 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

      The bag of Kenya AA beans is almost gone, and I’ve enjoyed it. It’s mellow, and tastes like coffee you’d get in a good restaurant. With that said, it’s not particularly memorable. I like both of these coffees, but I’m looking for something that really stands out. Next!

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