Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Gedeo Microlot
|Roaster Location:||Bend, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2011|
Blind Assessment: Peachy, strawberryish fruit is balanced by pungent aromatic wood – cedar, pine – in both aroma and cup. Chocolaty hints. Sweet-toned, brandyish acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich short finish; flavor fades in the long and a very slight salty hint emerges.
Notes: 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 the wet-processed or "washed" coffees more typical of southern Ethiopia. This coffee consists entirely of local heirloom varieties of Arabica. Lone Pine Coffee Roasters is a Bend, Oregon based company founded in 2007 by Scott and Anna Withman to bring exquisite coffees to Central Oregon and beyond. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the sweet fruit, brandy and pungent aromatic wood character typical of the best dried-in-the-fruit coffees. Rather light-roasted, but sensitively so.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2011 tasting report: Single-Variety Coffees: Aficionado Fun