Review Date: May 2014
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Blind Assessment: Intricate, distinctive, complete. Dark chocolate, a rich array of fruit suggestions – pear, pineapple, plum – and rose, sandalwood and vanilla notes in aroma and cup. Plumply tart and rich acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but saturates a long, rich finish.
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Cambria Coffee is a small, quality-focused artisan roasting company located in the town of Cambria on California’s Central Coast. Visit www.cambriacoffeeroasting.com or call 805-927-0670 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A fine example of the new style of Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit coffee, with the lush fruit and chocolate notes characteristic of the processing method, yet still pure, classic, complete.
Local Coffee Roaster Earns Prestigious 94 Point Score for Ethiopian Danch Meng Coffee
Cambria Coffee Roasting Earns High Acclaim for Rare Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee
From Industry Leading Coffee Buying Guide – Coffee Review.
May 19, 2014 (Cambria, CA) – Central Coast residents now have local access to one of Coffee Review’s highest rated coffees in the world at Cambria Coffee Roasting in downtown Cambria. Local artisan coffee roaster, The Cambria Coffee Roasting Company, received a prestigious 94 point score for their featured reserve coffee from Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region, named Danch Meng (translated “Good Approach”). The rating was given by Coffee Review, the coffee industry’s largest and most respected coffee buying guide.
Coffee lovers within a drive of Cambria can experience Danch Meng brewed to order by hand for immediate enjoyment or can purchase beans for home brewing. They also will have the opportunity to meet and discuss this special coffee with the roasters, who can explain and discuss its characteristics in detail. The coffee is also available for wholesale purchase for food and drink purveyors who want to serve a world class coffee to their customers.
Coffee Review describes Danch Meng on their site as follows:
“Intricate, distinctive, complete. Dark chocolate, a rich array of fruit suggestions – pear, pineapple, plum – and rose, sandalwood and vanilla notes in aroma and cup. Plumply tart and rich acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but saturates a long, rich finish.”
Coffee Review features 94 point and higher coffees on their site in a special section stating, “These distinctive coffees and espressos are among the best coffees in the world. “
“Our goal with the reserve coffees we feature is to show the public how complex and extraordinary coffee can be,” explains Tom Walsh, owner and head roaster at Cambria Coffee Roasting. “We knew we had something special with Danch Meng and hope this rating encourages people to visit the roastery to explore and appreciate special coffees as they would a fine wine.”
Cambria Roasting Company is selling Danch Meng for $19.50 for a 12 oz bag from their retail store and website (www.cambriaroasting.com). Visitors to the store can have it brewed to order as a single cup for $5. All brewed to order coffee is done by hand using precision equipment, exact weights of coffees and water and water conditioned specifically for ideal extraction of coffee solubles.
Cambria Coffee Roasting is a local, artisan coffee roaster and retailer in Cambria’s West Village established formally as Cambria Coffee Roasting Company in 2007. They offer a variety of freshly roasted coffee beans to suit all tastes and prepare hand-crafted espresso, coffee and teas. For wholesale customers Cambria Coffee Roasting partners with local specialty beverage distributor Central Coast Refreshments to provide a complete coffee program to cafes, restaurants and other businesses. The wholesale coffee service includes equipment sales and service; water evaluation; training; menu development and marketing consultation