Ethiopia Sidamo Deri Kocha Washed 2016


Bean name Ethiopia Sidamo Deri Kocha Washed 2016
Country #SSSSS Limited Editions 2016
Region Sidamo
Other info Varietal: Typica and local wild varietals


Number 7 of 12, July 2016, in the #SSSSS 2016 - Steve's Super Secret Stash Subscription. A limited availability series of roasted coffee beans.

This month it's: Ethiopia Sidamo Deri Kocha Washed 2016


Hey there! Yes it's me! Steve! Hiya! Missed me? Has been a whole month! But it doesn't feel like it, does it?!

I'm back once again with another delicious coffee from my secret stash, as always this email means that your coffee was roasted + posted today so should be with you super soon!

For the first time (I think?) on #SSSSS we're taking a trip to Ethiopia, exciting ey? Well, it is, and it also isn't in a way...sadly with Ethiopian coffees I can't get my hands on as much information as I usually like about a coffee so this newsletter won't be quite as long as usual. Maybe you'll enjoy having less waffle from me in your inbox this month? Let me know!

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge, but the cupping table continues to show me some really amazing coffees. However, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult if 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 approximately 500 smallholder farmers who have an average plot size of around 150 - 200 trees, and was processed at the Kebel Woreda Deri Kocha mill which is located on the border between the Yirgacheffe and Hageremaryame provinces of Ethiopia.

The mill is apparently named after the local river (Deri kochi), and at the height of the season you'll find around about 70 people working there.

The coffee is fully washed (predominantly with rain water) and the process goes a little like this...ripe cherries are delivered to mill where initial pulping takes place, then there's an 18- 24 hour ferment time in water to remove mucilage, then placed onto raised drying beds. Drying takes place for up to 2 weeks, until the moisture reaches 12%. The beans are then transported to Addis in parchment, then milled prior to shipping.

In the cup you're going to be wowed by the sweetness, lemon sherbet and artificial blueberry with some flying saucer sweets flying around above them! A massively sweet cup with some lovely sweet florals at the end. Have I said sweet enough?!

Country: Ethiopia
Region: Sidamo
Mill: Kebel Woreda Deri Kocha
Varietal: Typica and local wild varietals
Altitude: 1,950 - 2,100 m.a.s.l.
Processing: Washed

Sounds delicious, right?! What this coffee lacks in information it makes up in absolute deliciousness! Hope you really enjoy the flying saucers, make sure to pop out to get yourself some from the shop!

Cupping notes

Clean cup None/8
Sweetness None/8
Acidity None/8
Mouthfeel None/8
Flavour None/8
Aftertaste None/8
Balance None/8
Overall None/8
Correction +None
Total None

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