Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Four Barrel Ethiopia Aroresa. My first time trying these beans and I am unfortunately not in love. The bean quality is obviously very high, but the beans are very very lightly roasted and IMO underroasted. All I taste is acid and nutty flavors. Relatively muted aroma too and not as much crema as one might hope for in super freshly roasted coffee. I have a different coffee from @fourbarrelcoffee that I still have to try, but I hope for more fireworks on that one.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.