||Ethiopia Shakiso Natural 2011
||Sun Dried Natural
This coffee is grown in the town of Shakiso, located in the Gujii Zone of the Oromia Region in the Sidamo Province of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is the birth place of coffee, and is the only indigenous place coffee grows. Some of the plant stock can only be found in ethiopia, and has the ability to offer some of the most amazing and diverse cup profiles. With this diversity comes some ends of the spectrum. I have tasted lots of very ordinary lots that I would never stock, and why Africa remains a tough place for us to find consistency and amazing coffee. But I have also tasted some of the most special coffees ever from this region, and Africa has the ability to show the non believers that coffee can taste of other things.
But every now and again something hits the cupping table thats a game changer, that reminds you why you cup everything. This one came as a huge highlight and one of the most exciting samples of this year, wow this is different.
Its a naturally processed coffee, and its full of character, a true natural for my tastes, some will love it, some will hate it, but all will have an opinion on it.
In the cup think floral, jasmine, pear, and buckets of red fruit (strawberry, red current, raspberry), and all just a little bit boozy, big flavours and lovely aftertaste. A huge cup that works super well in both brewed and espresso and very, very well through milk.
Area: Shakiso, Region Sidamo
Farm: Mormora Coffee Plantation
Process: sun-dried, natural
Altitude: 1700–1850 m above sea level
Grown: in wild forest conditions
Take into second crack, hear those pops for around 10-20 seconds then drop.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Jasmine, pear, red fruit, boozy.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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