Ethiopia Sidamo Borena 2011

Summary

Bean name Ethiopia Sidamo Borena 2011
Country Ethiopia
Region Sidamo
Other info Processing: Fully Washed

Description

Recent developments in Ethiopia have seen a centralisation of all coffee exports through the recently established Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It is now virtually impossible to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees as lots are anonymised upon arrival at the Exchange. This makes it harder, but also easier. It means the cupping for quality is what counts, not names or any baggage. But this one was made a little easier

But because this this is a grade 1 we can find out a little more, and with some clever detective work, we get to find out where it's from (or at least a guesstimate anyway). This Ethiopian is grown in the south of the Oromiya region in area know as Borena, which is in the province of Sidamo. Being a grade A Sidamo it is meant to be an example of the best the region can show, and from the cupping table it's hard to disgaree.

In the cup expect a fruit mix-up of apricot and peach, it's like a summer day in a cup, light and bright. A creamy mouthfeel is followed up by a super clean finish. Peaches and cream in a cup with a wicked hint of spice on the back end. A great example of what a Sidamo should taste like.

Farm: Not known - Cooperative based
Varietal: Not known
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1800-2000 mtrs
Owner: Cooperative
Region: Sidamo
Exporter: Moplaco

Recent developments in Ethiopia have seen a centralisation of all coffee exports through the recently established Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It is now virtually impossible to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees as lots are anonymised upon arrival at the Exchange. This makes it harder, but also easier. It means the cupping for quality is what counts, not names or any baggage. But this one was made a little easier

But because this this is a grade 1 we can find out a little more, and with some clever detective work, we get to find out where it's from (or at least a guesstimate anyway). This Ethiopian is grown in the south of the Oromiya region in area know as Borena, which is in the province of Sidamo. Being a grade A Sidamo it is meant to be an example of the best the region can show, and from the cupping table it's hard to disgaree.

In the cup expect a fruit mix-up of apricot and peach, it's like a summer day in a cup, light and bright. A creamy mouthfeel is followed up by a super clean finish. Peaches and cream in a cup with a wicked hint of spice on the back end. A great example of what a Sidamo should taste like.

Farm: Not known - Cooperative based
Varietal: Not known
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1800-2000 mtrs
Owner: Cooperative
Region: Sidamo
Exporter: Moplaco

Roasting Information:
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Light and bright, apricot, peaches and cream, apricot, elegant, spicy.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 8/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 93

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