Ethiopia Sidamo Koratie Dry Process by Flying Goat Coffee Review |
  • Flying Goat Coffee

    Healdsberg, California
  • Ethiopia Sidamo Koratie Dry Process

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Sidamo growing region, southern Ethiopia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet berry-toned aroma with deepening hints of aromatic wood. Balanced sweet, winy acidity, with a smooth and syrupy mouthfeel. Concentrated dried blueberry and a fruit punch-like sweetness in the cup are balanced by a slightly musty note that reads as pleasant nuttiness. Long, dry finish with lingering notes of nut and cedar.

Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Unlike the majority of Ethiopia coffees imported to North America, which are processed by the more orthodox wet or washed method, this is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed coffees. When all goes well and the fruit dries relatively cleanly, with only slight mildew or ferment, this ancient procedure can add lush, berry-toned sweetness to the beans, as it does here. Flying Goat Coffee is a leading boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit or call 800-675-3599 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a lushly fruity, mildly pungent cup with excellent environmental credentials.


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