Kaldi's Coffee Roasting
Ethiopia Aleta Wondo Natural
|St. Louis, Missouri
|Aleta Wondo Valley, western Ethiopia.
In aroma and cup soft, honey-like sweetness with round fruit tones and a hint of flowers. Bright acidity, medium body, silky mouthfeel, continued softly stated fruit and floral notes with an added hint of lemon. Finishes cleanly with a muted but rich pungency.
This cooperative-produced coffee from the Aleta Wondo Valley was processed by the dry or "natural" processed method, meaning the beans or seeds were dried inside the coffee fruit rather than dried after the removal of the fruit residue, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Founded in 1994, Kaldi's Coffee is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster with several cafes throughout Missouri. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A delicate, lightly roasted version of the sweetly fruity dry-processed Ethiopia profile.
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This review originally appeared in the November, 2009 tasting report: Quality and Fair Trade Certified Coffees