Glitch Coffee Roasters are a Tokyo based coffee shop + roaster. I visited their shop in the Ginza area, quite close to the Royal Palace. The shop was in a business area and quite small, but very inviting and a great place to enjoy a morning coffee! Onto the review!
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
Processing: Fully washed, dried on african beds
-Grinder: Baratza 270 sette with a 29/e setting.
-Dripper: Blue Bottle dripper with the Blue Bottle bamboo filters
-Bonavita electric gooseneck, 95C water
-20g coffee:300g water
Nose –Blood orange, chocolate, pound cake, very pleasant – 2/3
Palate –Bright citrus, orange peel, very tea like (black), and the mid palate leads into honey – 5/5
Finish – Following up with more honey, floral, hint of Tobacco, and the black tea shows up again. Pretty long finish, with the bitterness hanging on to the dear end – 4/5
Viscosity –Silky, pleasant but light mouth coating
Acidity – Citric acidity, mostly oranges and lime
Total – 11/13; A somewhat delicate coffee, it takes you on a great ride from bright citric acidity, to gentle tea and into a floral garden with a hint of tobacco leaves. Excellent, yet expensive, coffee. I think the bag of 100g cost me almost $10!