The concept of coffee was forever altered for those who attended the Ninety Plus coffee sensory tasting at Gather in Denver. Ninety Plus coffee, an Ethiopian inspired micro roaster was founded by Joseph Brodskey in 2006. After expanding into hot markets like south east Asia Ninety Plus has become a global brand.
The Ninety Plus sensory room is a concept that embraces the idea of creating a story of flavors throughout a four segment pairing. Usually, sensory room is completed with four people, four tables and four coffees. For the purpose of the extended sensory room, it was necessary to expand the are for their tasters. Ninety Plus’ controlled nature, everything from roasting the beans to temperature of water used to brew, allows for beautifully layered coffee.
Tasted in this order:
Belekatu W2- Ethiopia. Accents: ginseng, lemon, green tea, slight orange and ginger.
Juliette H2- Panama. Accents: orange peel, gesha, floral, caramel, dried cashew fruit.
Lycello W2- Lychee. Accents: fresh cashew fruit, gesha floral, lemon.
Nekisse N2- Strawberry, peaches, thick, creamy, jammy, passion fruit finish.
With a total of three sensory sessions throughout the day, Ninety Plus shared their expertise with about 30 Denver natives. Some attendees had high hopes of starting their own roasting companies and were enthused to dig for details about the art behind Ninety Plus’ roasting techniques. A lucky ten Forkly users were given free tickets to the first tasting. To see the photos taken by users, search any of the coffee names under the search menu. Any inquiries about ordering coffee, contact Ninety Plus through: http://www.ninetypluscoffee.com/