Ethiopia wild Bonga Forest 2007-2008 crop


Bean name Ethiopia wild Bonga Forest 2007-2008 crop
Country Ethiopia
Region Bonga Forest
Other info Wild Grown


Old faces around here will be pleased to see this one back. We have secured a couple of bags and once it's gone its gone.

As the name suggests this coffee is wild grown in the Bonga Rain Forest in Ethiopia. It's hand picked cherries are harvested by independent farmers, and sent for processing as a cooperative. The members of the cooperative are committed to sustainability in price, environment and social improvement. For their labours they provide one of the most unusual coffees we have come across.

In the cup is where this coffee gets weird. It's Rich in body, with hints of spice. It is similar in many ways to Ethiopian Harrar with its earthy mushroom overtones, but with a surprisingly silky mouthfeel that lingers on and on long after the cup. The next time it has the floral acid zip with jasmine that you would expect from a much cleaner cup. The weird part is one cup can be completely different to the next. Inconsistent, yes, good coffee for sure.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 5/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 86

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