We’re proud to invite Columbus coffee aficionados to experience the coffees that were judged best in North America at this year’s Roaster of the Year competition.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2015
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Columbus coffee loves can sample the three coffees that brought home the 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year title for Columbus coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.
Complimentary hand-poured samples of Ethiopian Jimma Agaro, Wayfarer Blend and Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Ardi coffees will be served between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Crimson Cup Coffee Houses at 4541 N. High Street in Clintonville and 2468 Northwest Boulevard in Upper Arlington.
“We’re proud to invite Columbus coffee aficionados to experience the coffees that were judged best in North America at this year’s Roaster of the Year competition,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. He noted that two of the three coffees have also earned outstanding ratings from Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review – the world’s leading coffee guide.
Coffee buyers Dave Eldridge and Brandon Bir travel the globe to discover these and other sustainably sourced coffees. Each week, the coffees are roasted in small batches under the supervision of Roast Master Dave Rochus.
Fully washed Ethiopian Jimma Agaro earned an outstanding 95/100 Coffee Review rating, including a blind assessment of, “Lyric, delicately rich, levitating. Juicy, floral-toned acidity; smooth, supple mouthfeel. Crisp cacao and nut, musky lily, cleanly lush fruit (strawberry guava, tangerine) in aroma and cup. Surprisingly deep, resonantly flavor-saturated finish.” The complete October 2015 review is available on the Coffee Review website.
Produced by the Biftu Gudina Cooperative, Ethiopian Jimma Agaro includes heirloom and native varietals growing at elevations of 5,900 to 7,000 feet in the Jimma Zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia State.
“Established in 2012, the Coop and its 150 members use all the right tools to produce this fully washed coffee,” Bir said. “They use an eco-pulper, full-immersion soak and raised-bed drying to create a super complex, sweet and juicy cup.”
Wayfarer Blend earned an outstanding 92/100 Coffee Review rating, including a blind assessment of, “Rich, round, brisk. Hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, lemon grass, sweet honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Gently and softly tart acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Hazelnut and cacao carry into a gently dry, resonant finish.” The complete September 2015 review is available on the Coffee Review website.
Wayfarer, which means traveler, is blended from a rotating selection of current-crop coffees. The blend currently has Heirloom and Bourbon varietals cultivated at elevations of 1,700 to 2,000 meters. Lightly roasted, Wayfarer Blend melds the syrupy, rich and smooth notes of tree nuts and chocolate with bright accents of exotic fruits. In 2014, Wayfarer Blend was a semifinalist in the competition for America’s Best Expresso at Coffee Fest New York.
Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Ardi grows at elevations of 1,800 to 1,900 meters near the town of Kilenso Moconissa in the Sidamo province of southern Ethiopia. Heirloom-varietal beans are picked and sorted by hand and then dried on a raised bed in the sun before the dried coffee cherries and hulls are removed to reveal the coffee beans.
“Natural processing and light roasting yield a coffee with lemony acidity,” Eldridge said. “Notes of wild strawberry, plum and dark cherry are very pronounced in the cup, which is exceptionally smooth with a juicy, sweet lingering finish.”
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has imported and roasted handcrafted, sustainably sourced specialty coffee. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 29 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses. To learn more, visit crimsoncup.com.