||Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Wote Natural 2012
||Region: Yirgacheffe, Area: Wote
||Varietal: There are about 26 different varieties in the area the only one known is Typica
A warning. This is nothing like the washed wote we had earlier this year. It's a full on naturally processed coffee that may not be your thing. Its a marmite coffee, you will love it or you will hate it, but you will have an opinion on it.
This is a natural Yirgacheffee from Wote, a small processing station in the Konga region of Yirgacheffe. Wote is owned by Mr. Mergya and employs 100 workers.
The station processes about 3 containers of coffee every year. There are about 600 farmers around Wote who bring their red cherries to the station, where they are pulped and dried.
Many thousands of bags marked ‘Yirgacheffe’ are sold every year but there may be significant differences between them in terms of cup quality. Selecting by cupping cuts the wheat from the chaff, and this one jumped off of the cupping table at us.
Yirgacheffe is more generally grown around the town of Yirgacheffe which lies as an island in the middle of Sidamo. This coffee is hand picked, naturally processed, and is grown at around 1800-2000 metres altitude (on average).
In the cup this is funky. Bruised fruit, blueberries in ice cream, with an under current of lemonade giving it effervescency, and an undercurrent of sherry. This cup is not for everyone, some will be scared by it, but I know some like me will love it, love it more than anything else they have ever drunk.
Farm: Wote Washing Station
Varietal: There are about 26 different varieties in the area the only one known is Typica
Processing: Naturally processed
Altitude: 1800-2000 mtrs
Owner: Privately Owned
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Blueberries, ice cream, lemonade, boozy, sherry.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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