The Ethiopia Sidama Ardi was carefully roasted for you by Equator Coffees & Teas. Grown by Nardos Coffee in the Guji, Borena Hagermariam District region at 1,775 meters, this full natural coffee is a perfect example of why we love coffees from Ethiopia. The cup has notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, sweet lemon, lavender and mixed berries.
Too acidic, It wasn't horrible, i just did not enjoy it. Almost too sour.
Despite a promising list of tasting notes, I didn't feel like I was able to extract any in particular as they all seemed to blend together. The coffee was still really solid, but none of the flavors really stood out.
Good coffee. Very unique flavor that I enjoyed.
Good taste. We both liked it once we dialed in the grind size and ratio for pour over (V60). Good with aeropress too.
The only cup we didn't like was with the chemex. We will be attempting that one again.
Awesome balance. V60 is definitely the way to brew this one.
Interesting flavor. The lemon really came through, but not something I'd want to drink regularly.
I disliked like this coffee the first time I tried it, but I think the taste actually changed over time. The first day the fruity and lavender tastes were overpowering and it hardly tasted like coffee to me. The next day and today it tastes delicious, the fruity and lavender tones are there but just as a compliment to the coffee itself. So good
This cup was a little too heavy for me. We generally prefer a lighter coffee.
This was not a great bean for me.
I really enjoyed this coffee! I had it with pour over and espresso and I could really taste the berries and chocolate undertones. This coffee blossomed more after each day. It was it's most flavorful on the 5th day.
This one is tasting extremely fruity to me this morning and it's delicious!! Brewed on Bonavita BV1900TS.
Very elegant coffee that lives up to the Ethiopian coffee name
This was very nice :)
Good golly this coffee is excellent. My wife really picks up the lavender (thankfully, I don't!); for me the berries stand out. Juicy indeed, no real need for cream or milk...extremely tasty.
Another good choice, very smooth and tasty, maybe a touch too much of a floral finish.
A perfect Summer coffee! This is the first time I have had a chance to taste a coffee from Equator & it was everything I was looking for. This coffee has everything you would want from an Ethiopian coffee. The fruity notes explode in your mouth and provide a citrus kick. However, the tea like quality of any great Ethiopian allows this coffee to also be extremely smooth.
the scents of this coffee is strong and sweet
right up my alley. more naturals!
Was not a big fan of what o would describe as a Tea like flavor. Not in that it was weak, but that there was a flavor hat reminded me of black tea. Preferred more savory caramel notes in previous coffee
Jim & Jenna
This might be our favorite so far! Love the fruity, slightly acidic nature and body of the coffee.
Light and floral berries, pralined walnuts, lavender syrup. Lacked the typical pop but still very good.
Amazingly good flavor. Strong but not overwhelming. Can smell the fruit notes and slight chocolate.
Flavor profile wise, this cup definitely has the most. Tons of juiciness with a nice floral undertone. Tasted a hint of vanilla as well. This cup also got very flat very fast, so I had to drink it while it was hot.
Best one yet
I love this coffee and this roaster. I have actually had this coffee before and while I enjoy it quite a bit, I sometimes find it to be slightly under roasted.
I am really enjoying this coffee. I get great floral and fruity notes just as described. It is also bright and juicy without being overly acidic. Balance is great. I also seem to get a bit of roast on the back end that really supports the rest of the flavors. Overall a very clean cup. I've brewed it only with a V60 so far, but am really looking forward to putting it into a press pot to bring out some texture.
Love the balance between a robust/earthy and sweet taste
Really enjoyed this one- very smooth- no bitterness at all
Loved it! I could give 5 stars, guess its really not fair - its all a matter of personal taste. I love dark, rich flavors which this is full of - a top choice, just a shy of being my personal favorite.
This was my favorite so far. I definitely got some stronger juicy flavors from this that I enjoyed. Still a good roast level.
Liked this more
Seemed slightly darker than the first coffee and slightly less smooth. Still very good.
Flavors seemed fairly muted and bland. Tried it both with our aeropress and drip machine and it tasted more muddy/earthy than juicy/berries, though we don't like too fruity, in this case a bit more flavor would have been welcome.
good! used a v60 with i think a low-medium grind for ~350g of coffee
Everything I want in a coffee: strong single origin flavor, unwashed beans, pleasant roasty aftertaste.
EQUATOR - Ethiopian Sidama Ardi -
-V60 :25g coffee & 350g water: Mild with floral notes. Semi bright with a light finish. Very Clean ⭐️⭐️️⭐️️
-Chemex :25g coffee & 350g water: Very mild and clean. Quick finish and light in the mouth. Seems the floral notes aren't as present but can taste more notes of berry. ⭐️️⭐️️
-French Press : 50g coffee & 700g of water. Medium and still clean. Can taste berry from the start. Smooth and full finish; better than the rest. ⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️
Complex, rich, delicious
Really quite good. I thought it would be darker than I would like, but it has a lot of fruit and chocolate flavors. Enjoying this bag.
I don't recall anything exact regarding the flavors, but it was a bit too fruity and not thick enough, no matter the varied size of grind, or the brewing method. Just didn't really jump out at me.
My wife and I do not like fruity flavors in our coffee, and this definitely is packed with them. We made it through the bag, but having a question regarding this preference should be a part of the process.
Smooth mouthfeel. Low acidity, pronounce chocolate and floral notes
Ashley and Stephen
Low acidity, which means it was quite enjoyable vein as it cools down. Still learning the pour-over thing, but really enjoyed this coffee.
I didn't know coffee could do this. Bright citrus notes add to a complex cup. Juicy is and floral flavors give it a delicate almost tea like quality. Easily in the top 3 coffees I've had.
To me it had a light but full coffee taste. Just what you are looking for to start the day.
Roast was a bit too dark for me. I got the dark chocolate but wanted some more nuanced flavors from a lighter roast.
This coffee was outstanding! I brewed this using a French Press in an attempt to extract every bit of flavor that I could, and this roast certainly did not disappoint. I typically do not like Ethiopia because it is usually too weak or earthy, but this cup was great. The aroma put forth the creamy berry melange as advertised and even reminded me of a fine porter. The cup was perfectly balanced between the chocolate undertones and the berries with a full bodied rather than earthy aftertaste that normally comes from Ethiopian coffees. Splendid coffee from the beans to the roast.. Just plain well done!
Best Equator I've had! But I live a block away from Equator, so I drink too much of it :)
So good! Very exciting taste but not too intense--no biting or sour aftertaste and surprisingly smooth. You can definitely taste the fruitiness and citrus to the coffee, but it isn't overbearing or too intense.
I enjoyed the fruitiness but i found i had trouble getting a consistent cup from this coffee (at least much more so than other coffees).
A well balanced coffee, to me it was more of an acidic coffee but not too much. The body is a little heavy, and the flavors interact well. I don't recall any one flavor really standing out from the others. It was a nice blend. Using V60 pour over method it took a couple of cups to dial-in the way I like it. I would purchase again.
Too floral. Prefer a darker more robust blend
one of the most boldly bright coffees I've had in awhile. the fragrance of the grounds after a week or so was like blueberry pancakes.
Love this one, tastes really good. Love the berry thing.
Not too bitter of taste, I enjoyed the lighter taste to this coffee. I'm looking forward to comparing this to the Ozark coffee.
It was a little fruitier than I would prefer.
damn thats good
Once we figured out the right grind, my wife and I really enjoyed this coffee. We're using a Baratza Encore grinder on setting "16" with a Bonavita BV1900TS. Very good cup of coffee.
Smooth, and delicious!
Wonderfully balanced. Loved it!
Just not my style. Good mouth feel with pleasant oils and aroma. But the flavor had no bite which ended up boring me. Overall, too sweet., Let's go the other direction. Tone down the chocolate and fruit taste and punch up the earthy and floral notes. A little more bitter is going to be a little more better. ;)
2 subscriptions and getting same coffee despite request. Not real happy.
Fruity and chocolatey. Really nice.
I have never cared for coffee from Africa but this has to be the best one I have ever had. Equator Coffee roast a great Ethiopia, great aroma, full bloom, strong flavor. Very earthy, citrus flavors.
We definitely like it! We love that it is not bitter or acidic and it is extremely easy to drink, It definitely does the job of waking us up in the morning, but we may like something a little nuttier with a nice strong coffee smell. The taste is very subtle almost as if we made it in a coffee machine/pot vs our french press. We were surprised how subtle the taste was...although not bad at all! We would also LOVE something organic if possible.
This was a great cup of coffee. Used the pour over. We love the fruity, juicy, citrus. caramel and chocolate flavors in coffee. This was a great blend of those plus chocolate. Please continue to send these types of flavors to us. If a Burundi or Kenyan is on our list, we will be happy to receive it.
The coffee is very good. However, floral & fruity notes are not my preferred. I don't recall choosing that as an option, so I'll need to update my preferences.
too light in flavor and I didn't think the shipments would be sent so close together. a 2nd shipment has already been sent.
The beans smell exactly how I love them – true to the description of citrus and chocolate undertones – but, once brewed, I found that this didn't quite measure up, coming out a bit watery even using an AeroPress or stovetop espresso maker. This is a decent cup but I was hoping for stronger flavors and a bit more punch. Perhaps a different brewing method would yield something more flavorful.
This is a very, very good introduction to Mistobox! It's still developing, but a few notes: BLOOM. Wow, huge bloom! Biggest I think I've seen in my small Kalita Wave. NOSE. I don't pick up too much here (still learning how to pick out these qualities), but maybe earthy/tobacco? TASTE. Overall, very smooth and balanced, approachable! I sometimes get a bit of bite up front, which isn't my favorite but I'm also trying to see how much is there and how much is my imagination or taste buds waking up (my only reliable cup of the day is first thing in the morning). Otherwise, I'd call it soft, floral, subdued fruit (in a good sense), and a bit of toastiness at the end. OVERALL. A really good cup of coffee! Curious to see how it ages.
Delicious varietal from a quality roaster in Equator. As described, this is a bright, citric, and more floral flavor but definitely not thin or light (if you're a more full-bodied, dark blend drinker). Nice complexity; just a great overall cup.
Kind of bitter for my taste (may be the chocolate undertones).
I thought the blueberry notes stood out at first, but I grew to love it as the week progresses.
I made this coffee with a french press. It is delicious without any creamer. As it cools down, the complexity of flavors shines through, especially the fruity tones.
The flavor I taste the most is chocolate, with berry undertones. This coffee is full bodied and has little acidity. Brewing with a Chemex brings out the sweetness well.
Really good. Loved the juicy, citrusy taste. Could drink it black, which is not something I often do. Great nose on it too.
Megan and Michael
We did not like this coffee very much, it is very light. The aroma of berries is nice, but we did not enjoy the taste.
I would agree with the description and characterize this coffee as juicy and citrusy. I don't think I picked up the lavender. I also enjoyed the light/medium roast of this coffee.
Nice blueberry fruit and a little bit of a black tea clean finish. This one was very very good.
It was okay. Could use something a little darker and with some bite. Fruity and floral was ok. Like a little more chocolate undertone.
Fantastic for espresso.
Nice change of pace from the darker roasts I'm used to. I usually add a little cream and sugar, but often don't feel the need to with this coffee. Great aroma when I grind it, I can certainly smell the berries and citrus notes. Haven't hit the chocolate mentioned in the caption, or lavender, but I'd be the first to admit my palate isn't well developed. That's what joining MistoBox is for!
This tastes like Läderach's raspberry dark chocolate. Only it was hot and in a mug. Amazing.
Zach and Zhavanya
Meh, too acidic
Tastes super yummy. Notes of stone fruit, caramel, citrus (like yuzu). If taste could have a color, this would be a warm yellow.
The coffee has a nice flavor that hangs around for a while after a sip. There seems to be a muted bitterness that underlies the overall taste but I feel like there is something missing to counter that.
Easily the best coffee I've gotten from the subscription thus far. The deep cherry notes in this were my favorite part.
This was very smooth. this was probably the lightest cup of coffee I have had in a good way. I didnt taste the citrus but Im a beginner so dont trust me completely. Very good cup of coffee.
Really great first pick from Samantha @ Mistobox!
I liked it. Complex taste but took cream well. Good stuff.
Wife and I like it. Juicy is a good word, I'd like to try something a little darker on the next round.
The coffee was more mild than I like. I could tell by the color of the beans compared to my usual Starbucks Cafe Verona and the taste confirmed it. It was a little too fruity and sweet, though I certainly do not like the opposite, bitter. I would like a darker roast.
Way too earthy for my tastes.
Jason & Julie
Super tasty! Best part was that smokey finish. Where some coffee embody that smoke, this one uses it in the best way possible. full of flavor with a hint of smoke. beautiful!
Really nice just a touch too acidic
Dana and Curtis
We enjoyed the unique flavors of this brew. My husband really noticed the citrus components while I really connected to a slightly bitter dark chocolate end note. We usually prefer a richer, nuttier roast, but had a lot of fun experiencing this coffee.
Excellently roasted. Hints of strawberry and chocolate. Very good coffee
Bryce & Sierra
Nice soft, round, mouth character with low acidity. Like the play of chocolate and citrus as a morning coffee drinker. No harsh after taste or bite even when left in the french press for a longer duration.
A bit too fruity for my liking. My wife described the taste as "dirty". I think there were some earthy tones coming through.
I love this coffee! Delicious!
Outside of being pretty damn good I can only say it was very good.
Justen & Alyssa
A really clean Ethiopian roast. Enjoyed quite a bit!
I liked the coffee a lot, but think it would probably be more appropriate as a summer choice. I really liked the acidity on the front end and the fruity notes throughout. That said, I wasn't a huge fan of how the coffee translated into cold brew - the slight chocolatey notes kind of disappeared, which I really liked off of the V60. I also felt at times that there were too many fruits floating around in the taste, which kind of left my palate guessing in some ways. Overall, I was pleased with the brew, and would definitely like to check out more from Equator.
Excellent kind of fruity sweet, I love it.
It took me a few times to figure out the perfect method to brew this. but after the 3rd try I got it and really loved the floral notes. Those are the absolute best.
I love fruity coffee, and this one has an awesome acidity and tastes really great. Excellent choice for me.
Not bad for the first one out of the gate. One of my favorite coffee's is La Golondrina, if that gives you a point of reference. I'm looking forward to your next choice. Thanks...Alan
Great coffee! My wife, who can't do caffeine, picked up this bag once it arrived and made sure to let me know that, "it smells amazing!" Some roast-y chocolate in the aroma once brewed. I am not getting much citrus taste, but I do taste a blackberry sweet/tartness that I love. Maybe that tartness is the citrus that was in the description of this coffee. Hints of vanilla. Complex flavor, but well balanced. I would not have picked this coffee on my own, thanks!
EQUATOR - Ethiopian Sidama Ardi -
-V60 :25g coffee & 350g water: Mild with floral notes. Semi bright with a light finish. Very Clean ⭐️⭐️️⭐️️
-Chemex :25g coffee & 350g water: Very mild and clean. Quick finish and light in the mouth. Seems the floral notes aren't as present but can taste more notes of berry. ⭐️️⭐️️
-French Press : NIL
-Iced V60 : Last
I did like that it was smooth but we don't care for the sour notes. We much prefer a full bodied Columbian coffee. Not fond of the fruit flavors.
silky, almost sweet, not bitter, easy to drink, but not strong enough in flavor to start my day.
I'm not much on vanilla. I loved everything else!
The dark chocolate and berry tones were strong. Generally, I'm partial to lighter chocolate flavors, at least in real chocolate, but this was a pleasant little medley that grew on me after a few cups. The roast was at a good point for me, with a nice rich body, but without losing the character of the beans.
This is a good coffee. The floral notes are a bit stronger than I would prefer, though.
Good guess as to my taste! I like the dark cherry notes of Sidamo in particular.
Very tasty. A little too tart for me but still good.
I think I really liked this one. Full disclosure here. I'm not a coffee connoisseur. However, I do appreciate a great cup of coffee. I liked this one.
Very good. Smooth with good flavors.
Delicious. I haven't been picking natural process coffees for myself lately, and I wanted to try mistobox to get coffees that I wouldn't necessarily pick for myself, so it was perfect. Really syrupy, sweet, not too much of a fruit bomb. Great pick!
I wasn't sure what to expect with Ethiopian coffee as I originally had a not so good cup the only time I tried it before. It's safe to say this coffee blew me away and I now think I'm addicted to Ethiopian blends. I even tried another blend at a local coffee shop right after this one and loved it. The Siama Ardi has a little citrus bite but with a smooth chocolate finish, which is a beautiful combo. I plan on trying plenty more Ethiopian blends and keeping this one at the top until someone challenges it's spot.
Very nice beans and roast. The aroma is bright and sweet with a subtle berry element. The taste is somewhat less bright with a noticeably smooth caramel flavor.
I liked the caffeine level because it woke me up with less coffee, but as I drink coffee with half and half and sugar I felt that the flavor was too subtle for my tastes. I don't know if I want a darker roast or just a different bean, but I guess I wanted more of a punch to the flavor.
Very drinkable, but a little nondescript. Pleasant body and aroma.
I'm really pleased with this first shipment. It has a pleasantly bright acidity with floral notes, but maintains a good balance and a soft, smooth finish.
I loved the selection. Brews great in both Chemex and Aeropress. A great way to start the day.
Great light tasting coffee!
While a very nice coffee, I find I prefer a more bitter bean.
I only drink coffee cold, as iced cofee. This one is a little sharp and one-dimensional served cold. Also, Equator is a bay-area coffee and a sort of mid-tier one at that so serving to a resident of the Bay is a bit like expecting to surprise a resident of New Orleans with a pot of gumbo.
A good roast/bean. I would like to see more fruity notes come through. :)
- floral flavors (lavender is my favorite )
- good strength and flavor when preparing on aeropress
- some times a little bit earthy
- not as good with V60... I feel it was too light with this method. Maybe it is technique related.
I love this coffee, in my top 10 but not in my top 3. The next one could be a little bit more sweet and versatile !
The was a very aromatic smooth coffee. I absolutely loved all of the notes together. Perfect compilation of flavors.
I really enjoyed this one. I could taste the fruity notes and enjoyed it immensely
I never would have put juicy and floral in my coffee profile, but I really liked this one.
Enjoyed the roast but is perhaps too fruity for my tastebuds
love it! good aroma and taste.
It was very fruity. Wonderful flavor.
Very nice aroma that was followed by the taste of a delicious blend of coffee.
Taken black, the lemony citrus was a little too sour for me, but with milk the floral notes (lavender/violet) really came through, which I enjoyed. I did not detect much in the way of the claimed chocolate undertones, though.
Fruity and floral. Not too dark. Solid choice.
The coffee seems to be a little hint too dark for me personally, I might be making it wrong. I've tried both aeropress and v60, it tastes like its been somehow steeped for too long for some reason. Other coffees have been fine but this one tastes too dark. I've done 17g coffee and 270g of water for aeorpress, 24g coffee and 384g water for v60.
I really liked this coffee- usually I don't enjoy coffees that have more floral, fruity tones but I thought this one was really really great!
Not bold enough for my taste, not sure if I should have been grinding it finer, but just didn't have an assertive enough flavor for me.
Really light to no flavor at all...Dunkin Doughnuts whole bean coffee has more flavor than this one.
A little fruitier than I normally prefer but it was a pleasant change from the type of coffee I normally drink!
This was my first go at the bloom method for cold brew. Overall the coffee has great notes, but it did seem to be a little more "earthy" than I typically like. I notice this more in Ethiopian coffee's over Colombian coffees. Overall a solid coffee that I will enjoy.
This coffee reminds me of the thick, rich, and highly caffeinated pot I enjoyed in Brussels at an authentic Ethiopian restaurant. I don't know about the fruity or chocolatey undertones, but I can say that the flavor is consistent with my liking for dark beer and citrusy Belgian beer. The beans were certainly very fresh as well.
Light taste, sweet and mild
Wow. This coffee's notes were astounding. I shared it with four or five of my friends and they all said..."This is the best coffee I have ever had." Could definitely taste the berries and lavender with just a hint of chocolate. Delicious.
I loved the body of this coffee. I usually don't pick "fruity" over "caramel" and "chocolate", but this was a nice change. And I still tasted chocolate. Overall I'm a big fan! I probably wouldn't go any less complex (simpler?) when it comes to flavor profile. So I'm down for something even more complex!
Nice dry fruity coffee
I enjoyed this one, it was a little more mellow than some of the other Ethiopian roasts I've tried but I liked that a lot. Great deep fruitiness and balanced acidity.
Very full bodied, floral and juicy as advertised. the fruity notes were really more hints than full taste notes, definitely can smell the fruity notes after grinding. The after taste is on the darker side, seems like the roasting, though it is for sure a medium, it may have stopped well after the 1st crack in roasting, smokey notes in after taste basically.
I plan to try brewing this in the Clever method soon to see how it taste brewed differently.
Overall a good tasting Coffee, I would drink this regularly but I wouldnt go out of my way to drink it if that makes since.
Equator's Ethiopian SA has a very fruity aroma and thought I picked up some light spice notes as well. However, at first sip, there are berry notes that turn more floral as it cools in the cup. The body isn't overall heavy and the aftertaste is light and pleasant. The aftertaste had me wanting more. I found I liked this coffee as a pour over with a 16:1 ratio. When made stronger the coffee was bolder but some of the flavors were lost.
I thought it was a bit dry. I would prefer something with a bit more caramel.
Sweet and light. Would like to try a darker more bold flavor.
We loved this coffee, much more than the Verve 1950 blend. We like the level of boldness with its interesting flavor notes. Definitely enjoy the hints of chocolate.
well-balanced. chocolatey but not bitter, and without being overly floral or herbal
This was my first specialty coffee that I had tried, as well as my first with MistoBox. I can say I was a bit suspicious about being able to taste notes of lavender and fruit. Now after trying it I can say I was mistaken. The flavors are very subtle and only add to the flavor of the coffee. This is a much lighter roast then I have used in the past, and as such I will need to tweak my beans to water ratios. I brewed this in a Kalita Wave and highly recommend it. This was a great first coffee!
I don't think this has a lot of flavor.
I like this coffee, nice and fragrant! and smells of Lavender and blue berries, nice lemon in there as well. taste of berries, and floral and a nice dark chocolate. sweet tasting. I am interested in trying some light roast from Ethiopia as well as trying medium coffee from Guatemala. also like to try Ethiopian yirgacheffe, and geisha coffees.
Weak very light and fruity. Good not my favorite.
very drinkable - not a unicorn but would be happy to get coffee like that regularly.
This Ethiopian Sidama Ardi coffee is suberb.
This coffee is great. I brewed it via french press and chemex and it was delicious. I typically used a 14 to 1 ratio (coffee/water).
This was another amazing selection that I greatly enjoyed. Overall I think that I have started to realized I enjoy coffee's with African origins. I have really enjoyed most coffees I have had from Ethiopia and Kenya. I would like to try more African variations, as well as more coffees from Equator as I really enjoyed their roasting profile.
Bright and crisp cup. Really full of flavor!
We definitely pick up on the berry and chocolate notes. Great cup of coffee.
I really like the floral elements combined with the malty chocolate taste! The maltiness does make it taste a little weaker than I'd like, but overall I like it!
Citrus notes are perfectly and delicately balanced. The chocolatety aroma is enough to bring you into that first sip that doesn't disappoint. A relaxing and enjoyable roast with enough to wake you up in the morning.
This is a nice complex flavor. The first sip is overwhelming because there are so many different notes coming at you, but as you drink it they begin to distinguish themselves nicely. It is very smooth without compromising flavor. It's one of the best coffees I've had in awhile and I'm used to drinking good ones!
A bit citrus dominant for my taste.
Phenomenal. Deep flavors and fruit notes really come forward. Best so far
loved the strong dark chocolate
I really enjoyed the complexity of this coffee! It's definitely some of the best I've ever tasted. On the first brew, I could really taste the lavender flavor coming through—I wasn't sure I'd like that when I read it, but it was great. Unfortunately, this coffee seemed to lose its freshness and taste after a day or two, even though it was stored properly in an airtight container, and it lost a lot of its complexity before we were able to finish the bag. I still want to try some different types of coffee, but this was right up my alley!
Really Good one
Not quite as good as the last Ethiopian I was sent, but still good!
I loved this cup of coffee. The beans were deliciously roasted.
Tastes acidic, sour, did not enjoy this at all! :(
Great! Juicy, fruity cup and highlights the natural process.
Enjoyed the coffee and the flavor notes
Love this one...bursting with flavor that continuously changes as the temperature of the coffee lowers. Super interesting and makes you pay attention to the flavors with each sip!
Light not too heavy but full flavored. Less citrus more of a sweetness. Really liked this as a morning cup of coffee. One of our favorites so far
Loved this coffee. Fruity, almost tea-like quality. You can definitely smell the lavender while brewing. Great with Chemex and V60.
Great medium roast single origin coffee. Tasting notes on the bag are accurate - strong dark chocolate notes right away that turn into a mixed berry flavor toward the end of the cup. Stubble underlying acidic citrus flavor. All in all a refreshing cup that doesn't totally overpower your pallet. Brewed in my aeropress - inverted method.
Decent, might like something a little darker next time. Nutty after taste.
This is our first coffee from MIstobox and we enjoy it very much. Looking very much forward to next shipment.
Husband said it was good, but I did not like at all (averaging out the reviews of 1 and 3 stars). Seemed kinda bland, boring, unremarkable.
Very disappointed. Coffee did not taste fresh and the flavor was very unappealing. I have been very impressed with previous coffees, but this one was a big miss.
Maybe the best coffe I have ever had. Very fruity and smooth
FABULOUS. LOVED IT!
A refreshing flavor profile. Not overwhelmingly sweet and just enough boldness and bitterness from chocolate notes. A lite floral aroma brings out the acidic qualities that dominate. Imagine bitting into a cherry filled piece of dark chocolate and liquify that.
It didn't make me stop and savour the deliciousness, but a solid brew nonetheless.
To many flavors in one sip. Just not very good.
This coffee was great. Very interesting taste profile with clear berry flavors -- not something I'd normally go for. It's unlike most coffees I've had and a great introduction to the wider world of single origin coffee. It loses a star because I see this coffee more as an "every now and then" type of roast when you want to switch up from your daily brew.
Great balance of berry flavors. Works well with pour over and aero press.
Currently I'm sharing my subscription with my wife, Adri. I would've never picked a fruity blend during the initial coffee questionnaire. However, she likes fruity blends. We were very excited to receive our first coffee beans in the mail today and immediately dove in. We used our French press since we are waiting for our pour over in the mail. Quickly after pouring the coffee into our mugs, the smell was great. The taste... Even better, I'd say. I enjoyed the initial fruity taste, but not as much as her... She loved it. I favored the more bold undertones that followed after I swallowed it. I've always enjoyed more bold, she likes it all. This was a nice blend of fruity and bold. Very enjoyable.
This may be the best coffee I've received yet. So much flavor and aftertastes going on.
Sarah & David
Really like the flavors of this one, but the roast could be a little darker for our taste.
Has a strong cherry note
A really nice coffee! Lots of citrus and berry tones and then a nice smooth finish. Tasted great black or with a touch of milk/foam. Was outstanding prepared with a chemex, french press and moka pot. Very enjoyable.
Too weak. I prefer a fuller flavor but with a smooth overall taste.
Good flavor blend, a touch more citrus than I prefer, but not so much that I couldn't enjoy it.
Not a fan of the citrus taste in the coffee. It tastes too acidic for my preferences.
blueberry when first opened first brewed. that fades over time but remains hidden in the flavor if brewed correctly.
This was pretty good, but I didn't love the fruit notes.
I liked this one a lot.
Dilon & Megan
Well balanced and delicious.
Lovely fruity aroma and brightness. Really forward with the citrus, with a softness on the palate that paired really well with the guava pastry I had. Really complex when right off the roast; now that I let it stale a bit it's gotten more acidic, but still fantastic.
When I found out this was the first coffee being shipped to me I was disappointed, I am not a fan of fruity flavors. When it was finally delivered I was excited to grind and brew my first cup. I was impressed by the color of the beans, they actually looked fresh and smelt amazing. The first sip I took blew me away. I was expecting an overwhelming flavor of fruits but instead got this delicious taste of cocoa and at the end you get a light flavor of citrus with some lavender. I am happy with my first shipment so far!
Delicious and fresh- love it
Great cup. Does have some berry-ish notes.
LOVEEEEEEEEE. Please send more!!! So smooth and easy to drink and has awesome and complex flavors!
This was the first coffee we received from Mistobox. Absolutely amazing. The berry notes along with the citrus are the perfect way to start your morning. The light hint of lavender is perfect. Each cup we have results in is finding new, subtle nuances we didn't taste in the previous cup!
Strong berry flavor, especially aroma during grinding. Light and mellow when brewed using a V60
3 1/2--We loved the smoothness and lack of acidity. It was lacking, however, in a deep taste. It just felt very mild. We'd like to explore a bit more of a "punch" in our next order.
I don't want to be so negative, but I did not care at all for this coffee. It was weak (which I can take as possibly being me not using enough) but it kind of tasted like dirt too.
**edit** not quite as bad in a regular coffee pot. My first taste was french press
Good taste but didn't brew strong enough.
I love Ethiopian coffees, they always some of my favorites! This one wasn't the best I've ever had though. Very good with a lot of vanilla flavor and a clean taste. I enjoyed it a lot!
This is delicious. Not super complex, but very smooth and earthy. Makes for a tranquil coffee time.
I would actually rate this 4 1/2 stars. Roast was perfect and the flavors were spot on for what I am looking for in my morning coffee. I found the window for achieving great results with these beans to be decently wide, using just my Klever dripper. There are tons of beans out there that are amazing if you OCD the brew and that will punish you if a parameter is off. I'm fairly consistent with my brew process, but I like having a cushion when hustling to get out the door at 5:30am for an outdoor activity. All in all, an extremely impressive start to my subscription.
Had a unique odor when grinding the beans. Has a medium-bold flavor, but is not bitter. I gave this one 5 stars because I can actually taste and smell the hint of flowers like they described. The flavor is subtle and allows this one to be considered as an everyday coffee. Will not replace my KONA, but definately makes a good alternate.
Great coffee for espresso and milk drinks. Chocolate and refreshing citrus notes make it a good morning cup.
Super rich flavors, with an intense fruit layer. Absolutely love this Ethiopian.
This coffee was very flavorful and was very unique experience from coffee I've had in the past. Definitely a favorite of mine
Nice balance of smokey chocolate and jammy berries. The earthy flavors of camp fire s'mores, tart grapefruit pith, and floral lavender were subtle and not over powering.
I very much enjoyed this coffee. Berry notes dominate the front end with a subtle dark chocolate bitterness on the back end. Very smooth with nice light-medium body.
Really good coffee, though I was unable to clearly extract a few of the tasting notes listed. The cups I brewed, no matter the brew method, were heavy with chocolate and had a slight raspberry to them.
Well roasted coffee with many different flavors. Impressed with the citrus and floral aspects of this coffee for an african bean.
Good coffee- liked the roast strength but did not like the berry flavor . Looking for less complex taste without fruity flavor. I'd like the next one to have more of. true coffee flavor.
Can taste berries and chocolate with citrus
This coffee was roasted and shipped on the same day, although there was a delay in it getting to me due to a snowstorm. Even with the delay, when I first opened the bag, I could smell the roasting process (a burnt cheerio smell). I know that if you make coffee too early after roasting it could lead to a bitter taste, so I waited a day for the beans to out-gas. When I finally used them, I was happy to experience the subtle complexities for which all Ethiopian coffees are known. The beans were roasted just enough to bring out all the little flavors, but not so much as to destroy them. This roaster really knows what they're doing!
Really interesting coffee. I really enjoy some of the floral flavors it has.
Enjoyed the bright chocolate berry nose and the flavor profile of the coffee. Love complex flavors with a nose to match. We like a variety from light to medium roast!
Great bean - freshly roasted when we received it. Slightly darker than other ethiopias I've had, also not as much acid. But, then again, I'm working on my brewing technique so that might be the problem too!
This was a unique style from an Ethiopian. I loved it. I tried another Ethiopian Guji from Huckleberry and it was so different, but also great. I Do like all styles and flavor profiles though and am excited to try a wide variety!
This was a great first coffee! It is smooth and easy to enjoy. I definitely get the berry notes, while my husband gets more lavender. It has been delicious, just a bit less robust than we are used to. Solid 4 stars.
One of my favorite coffee, the Ethiopia Sidama Ardi is extremely fruity. I cannot have enough of this coffee.
Absolutely one of my favorites thus far. Beautiful aroma and solid tasting coffee.
Didn't like the vanilla strawberry taste coffee had.
More earthy and not as fruit forward as the Brazil Santa Lucia. I like the more subtle dried fruit flavors of this Ethiopian coffee.
Just from smelling the beans I can tell this is going to be a sweet cup and I sure was right. When the hot water hits the fresh ground coffee I can smell the berries and chocolate. When sipped on I get a nice creamy mouthfeel, with notes of blueberries, vanilla and sweet blueberry finish. Coffee taste great as it cools.
Fruity and juicy. Packs a punch on V60, sweeter and melodic on Chemex.