Ethiopia Gedeo Natural Process
|Roaster Location:||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Coffee Origin:||Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2011|
Blind Assessment: Lushly sweet and honeyish but very complex across a range of sensation. On the sweet side, plum, blueberry and citrus flower; on the pungent, pine and tart lemon. A minty, brandyish dark chocolate fills in the middle. Balanced, juicy acidity; syrupy yet lively mouthfeel. Simplifies just a bit in the finish, though a chocolaty sweetness manages to soften a lean toward drying astringency in the long.
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. Coffea Roasterie is a South Dakota-based wholesale and retail roaster, offering a small but refined selection of mostly single-origin coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Overall complexity and balance could make this selection an interesting starter dried-in-the-fruit coffee for purists who are tempted to stray from their clean and classic wet-processed habits.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2011 tasting report: Single-Variety Coffees: Aficionado Fun