Coffee Review - Ethiopia Gedeo by Lone Pine Coffee
  • Lone Pine Coffee Roasters

    Bend, Oregon
  • Ethiopia Gedeo Microlot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: December 2011
Origin: Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Peachy, strawberryish fruit is balanced by pungent aromatic wood – cedar, pine – in both aroma and cup. Chocolaty hints. Sweet-toned, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich short finish; flavor fades in the long and a very slight salty hint emerges.

Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or "washed" coffees more typical of southern Ethiopia. This coffee consists entirely of local heirloom varieties of Arabica. Lone Pine Coffee Roasters is a Bend, Oregon based company founded in 2007 by Scott and Anna Withman to bring exquisite coffees to Central Oregon and beyond. Visit or call 541-306-1010 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the sweet fruit, brandy and pungent aromatic wood character typical of the best dried-in-the-fruit coffees. Rather light-roasted, but sensitively so.


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