Coffee Review - Ethiopia Gelana by Bent Tree Coffee
  • Bent Tree Coffee Roasters

    Kent, Ohio
  • Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2013
Origin: Kersa district, Oromia region, southern Ethiopia. Price: $7.00/8 ounces

Blind Assessment: Juicy, crisp. Rich, brandy-toned blueberry, almond, honeysuckle, roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Gently bright acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor carries well into a surprisingly sweet, balanced finish.

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 wet-processed or "washed" coffees. It is an unusually clean and classic version of the fruit-and-brandy-toned Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit profile. Bent Tree is a small-batch coffee roaster located in Kent, Ohio, dedicated to pursuing an active role in all aspects of coffee. Visit or call 330-474-7255 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who already know they enjoy the slightly fermented, fruit-toned Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit profile will enjoy this clean, elegant rendition of the type. For those who have never experimented with the style, an excellent starting point.


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