Ethiopian Gold (Single Origin)
Balanced, sweet, and smooth mouthfeel; red wine, floral, cocoa, strawberry and blueberry flavors.
|Fragrance:||Strawberry, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Red Plum, Crunch Berry|
|Aroma:||Concord Grape, Red Fruit, Cara Cara Orange, Milk Chocolate|
|Acidity:||Crisp, Fruity, Raspberry, Clean|
|Flavor/Nuances:||Ripe Red Berry, Black Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cocoa, Red Wine|
|Body/Mouthfeel:||Round, Full, Heavy, Coating|
|Finish/Aftertaste:||Very Sweet, Round Berry Fruit Flavor, Long Lingering Aftertaste, Mild Cocoa Notes and Delicate Floral Tea Rose|
About the Producer
This coffee comes from our washing-station partners at Gelana Abaya, which is in the kebele, or village, of Asgori, in the woreda, or district, of Abaya, in the Yirgacheffe region.
Aside from its near-legendary status as the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions, specifically within the southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe within the region of Sidama—areas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world.
Coffee was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity. However, coffee has also adapted to the more arid climate of Harrar, in the northeast of the country; the varieties planted there have historically had more chocolatey, rich undertones.
Processing, of course, also plays a significant part in what makes Ethiopian coffees distinct—both distinctly Ethiopian, as well as distinct from one another, Washed or Natural.