Peter Asher Coffee and Tea – An Ethiopian to Invite to Breakfast

Bill samples a decent Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from Peter Asher Coffee and Tea, that makes for a nice cup.
By Bill Walsh

Subject: Peter Asher Coffee and Tea
Mugged: Ethiopian Yirgi
Rating: 4+ [see key]

The second of the coffees I have had the pleasure of trying out from Peter Asher Coffee and Tea was their Ethiopian Yirgi (short for Yirgacheffe). It was summarized as a great coffee for one’s morning cup and being a big fan of a good coffee in the AM, I girded my loins and poured myself a cup via the usual three different methods of drip, french press and siphon.

The drip rolled out notes of cranberry juice, chocolate, candied walnut, molasses, pork chop and a bit of cumin amidst a light/medium body. A sweet brew with a tiny bite.

The french press held out a similar cup, with notes of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate, honey, molasses, sage and cornflakes. A slightly piquant brew with decent balance.

The vacuum press delivered chocolate, blackberry, a little wheat, cheerios, honey and cornflakes amidst a medium body. Sweet with ample notes of grain.

While I can’t say that this Yirgacheffe was the best I’ve had, it definitely ranks as a coffee that I would dub as a well-suited companion for the traditional light American breakfast (cereal, pastry, etc). If you’re looking for a light, sweet-noted Ethiopian, give Peter Asher’s a swirl.

note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.

Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh is a contributing writer at Honest Cooking and the fanatic behind the acclaimed Pure Coffee Blog. He gains his inspiration from God, family and coffee, and loves to take each of them on the road as frequently as possible for a solid adventure.

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