JBC Coffee Roasters

Banco Gotete Ethiopia

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Kochere Woreda, Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.40/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2019

Agtron: 55/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly floral and richly resinous. Cedar, lemon zest, dried jasmine, cacao nib, loquat in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly brisk in structure; silky and lively in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around cedar and cocoa in a crisp, drying finish.


Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive indigenous Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in their respective regions. Processed by the wet or washed method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Fragrant jasmine and pungent incense-like notes in distinguish this crisply graceful wet-processed Ethiopia.

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