Green Stone Coffee

Ethiopia Banko Gotiti Natural G1

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Kochere, Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NT $580/220 grams

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 58/86

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, sweetly tart. Dark chocolate, pie cherry, cedar, honey, magnolia in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure with crisp, citrus-like acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to honey-toned stonefruit in the short and dark chocolate in the long.


This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. 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.  Green Stone Coffee is a woman-owned artisan roastery in Taipei, founded in 2016 and specializing in sourcing distinctive coffees that express their individual terroirs. Visit http://www.greenstone-coffee.com.tw/en/info.html for more information.

The Bottom Line: An inviting natural-processed coffee from Ethiopia: sweetly tart, fruit-forward.

This review originally appeared in the December, 2017 tasting report: 2017 Holiday Gift Coffees

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