Ethiopia Gigesa Natural
|Roaster Location:||Chino, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$15.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2022|
Blind Assessment: Fruit-centered, sweetly herbaceous. Bing cherry, marjoram, honeysuckle, salted caramel, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart with brisk acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish consolidates around notes of honeysuckle and oak.
Notes: Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are largely produced from distinctive landrace Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a natural-processed version (dried in the whole fruit). Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply fruit-toned Ethiopia natural cup with richly tart undertones and a plush, viscous mouthfeel.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2022 tasting report: Sticking with the Classic: 8 Coffees from Southern California Roasters