Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu Washed 2013

Summary

Bean name Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu Washed 2013
Country Ethiopia
Region Yirgacheffe
Other info Varietal: Heirloom Varietals

Description

This is another washed Yirgacheffe to add to our range, but one that shows the diversity of this amazing region which holds some of the oldest plant stock in the world.

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult it you require some traceability or back story with the coffees. You have to become a detective. Good job I'm becoming quite good at spotting the clues.

This coffee comes from around 500 small holders who hand pick the cherries, and is grown at around 1850-2000 metres altitude (on average). These small holders then sell the freshly picked cherries to the Chelelektu mill, which is located in the Kochere zone just outside the town of Chelelektu.

In the cup this is lemon flavoured icing. It's so smooth and balanced in its sweetness and acidity. But it's the mouthfeel that sticks out most in the mind: it carries on and on. It's all about the texture.

Mill: Chelelektu
Area: Kochere Zone
Varietal: Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Fully Washed dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1850-2000 mtrs
Region: Yirgacheffe

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

"Quick Look" Guide:
Lemon icing, creamy mouthfeel, balanced, smooth.

Good filter?:
Yes

Good espresso?:
Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 8/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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