Today, we’re reviewing the Stumptown Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Mordecofe. This African coffee is roasted and distributed by Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon. This is our first coffee review on Classist.net so bear with us, as this is a category that we’ve never reviewed before.
Hopefully, our palates will develop over time and will be able to pick up more flavor characteristics. For now, these reviews will really serve as a way for us to keep track of what we think of each coffee that we try. Let us know if there are any coffees that you’re interested in us trying. To read our other coffee reviews, click here.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Mordecofe
Roaster: Stumptown Coffee
Origin: Mora Mora River Valley, Guji, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1700-1900 meters above sea level
Cultivars: Ethiopia Heirloom
Process: washed, raised-bed dried
Certifications: Direct Trade, USDA Organic
Nose – This is a very unique coffee right off the bat, with strong floral notes on the nose. Notes of jasmine and black tea are also present. We also picked up a slight cherry aroma. Overall, a very interesting nose, not something you see every day. Evidently the Guji region in Ethiopia is known for producing coffees with these notes.
Taste – Notes of chocolate and citrus are immediately evident on the first sip. The cherry note from the nose also shows up here. Again, the jasmine and black tea notes that were present in the nose are also present here. The light mouthfeel of this coffee, combined with the black tea notes, would make this the perfect coffee for tea drinkers.
Overall – The Stumptown Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Mordecofe is very cool coffee. Not sure that this is one we’d buy more of since we’re not huge tea drinkers, but it’s definitely one to try at least once. If you like jasmine tea, buy this immediately, as you will most likely enjoy it. It will be interesting to try other coffees from Ethiopia to see how the compare to this one.