Tico Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Gedeb Gotiti

Location: Campbell, California

Origin: Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $20.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 58/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

High-toned, richly sweet-savory. Mango, honey, lemongrass, oak, narcissus in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with lively acidity; crisp though velvety mouthfeel. The sweetly herb-toned finish is redolent of lemongrass, supported by mango, honey and a hint of oak.


This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees roasted by women for Coffee Review‘s April 2018 tasting report. Produced by the METAD farm and mill in southern Ethiopia. Southern Ethiopia produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp is removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Certifed USDA organic. Tico Coffee’s co-founder Mariana Faerron is from Costa Rica, and the word “Tico” refers to a Costa Rica native. The company she created with her husband Thomas specializes in direct trade coffees from small farms all over the world. Visit www.ticoroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A crisp, high-toned Ethiopia coffee with rich fruit and sweet herb notes, next to deep evocations of honey.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2018 tasting report: Women in Coffee: Why It Matters That "She's the Roaster"

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