Coffee: Mixed Heirloom (single origin) from Knots Family, Yirgachaffe, Ethiopia
Price (per 250g): £7.95
Jono seriously couldn’t help himself: "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, these aren't a few of my favourite things. But this coffee is." For him, this coffee smashed it out of the park with a personal score of 9 out of 10. This suprised me, given how much he had disliked Climpson & Sons' last offering.
I found the coffee quite floral and aromatic, which is a good thing generally, with a nose that had a definite grapefruit hit (flesh, not peel). The taste itself perhaps fell slightly short of the nose, but was still nice nevertheless - fruity without being too acidic, and still robust. David seemed to agree with the fruity part, saying that the coffee perhaps represented the balance between the pro-fruit/acidity camp and the pro-full bodied, dark roast camp. I'd second that.