Birhanu Sisters’ Ethiopia
|Roaster Location:||El Cerrito, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2022|
Blind Assessment: Cocoa-toned, juicy and vibrant. Cocoa nib, bergamot, red plum, jasmine, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-toned structure with malic, apple-like acidity; dry, crisp mouthfeel. The cocoa toned finish is complicated by red plum and cedar.
Notes: Produced by sisters Hirut (Beti) and Mahder Birhanu from trees of the Kurume, Wolisho, Dega and other indigenous Ethiopian selections of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) at their washing station, Dumerso. Imported by Catalyst Trade. Swelter Coffee was founded by Stephanie Welter-Krause in 2020 with a mission to support women coffee producers, sourcing coffees exclusively from women producers. Visit www.sweltercoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic washed Ethiopia cup with stone fruit and citrus notes at the top and resonant ballast from cocoa nib and fragrant aromatic wood.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2022 tasting report: Classic Origins, Mission-Driven Companies: 9 Roasters New to Coffee Review