Ghost Town Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Adado Coop

Location: Bozeman, Montana

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.85/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 54/59

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweet; subtly but engagingly intricate. Lavender, almond blossom, lemon zest, apple are rounded by dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Floral-toned, buoyantly lyric acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor (lavender, chocolate) fades in the short finish but recovers in the long.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade Certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. The co-op that produced this coffee is named after Adado, the ancestral tribe surrounding the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe. There are eight mills in the region that represent about 7,000 farmers, all of whom are members of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Ghost Town is a small-batch roaster, wholesaler, equipment supplier and training resource located in Bozeman, Montana that takes great care in responsibly sourcing top-quality specialty coffees. Visit www.ghosttowncoffee.com call 406-586-0777 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a graceful and complexly sweet cup. The acidity in particular is gentle, yet lyric and lively.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2015 tasting report: Fair Trade Certified Coffees

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