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Friday, October 04, 2013

Drink of the Week: Wood Fire Roasted Ethiopia Yrgacheffe

With the beginnings of a blustery fall blowing in, our coffee cravings are shifting from frosty cups of cold brew to something more warming. Our go-to? Wood-roasted coffee. We explore the growing trend in our September/October issue, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Ethiopia Yrgacheffe from Reno, Nevada’s Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee company—is a delicious example of that movement. Sourced from Ethiopia’s Yrgacheffe district, this mix of heirloom varietals roasts over aged oak in a 15-kilo Italian drum roaster under the watchful eye of company founder Tim Curry, whose 10+ years in coffee roasting has taught him how to coax even the most subtle nuances from beans. The results? A harmonious mug that balances the bright fruit-forwardness typical of Ethiopian coffees with a sultry undercurrent of earthy woods and spice. $16, woodfireroasted.com

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