Fratello Coffee Roasters
Ethiopia Sidamo Natural Special Prep.
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|CAD $38.37/32 oz.
Big round floral aroma with notes of sweet berry, stone fruit and dark chocolate. In the cup, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and rich acidity; suggestions of peach and apricot intensify as does the berry-toned dark chocolate. Although some fruit complexity is lost in the finish, a cocoaish sweetness lingers far into the long.
Unlike the majority of Ethiopia coffees imported to North America, which are processed by the more orthodox wet or washed method, this is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed coffees. When all goes well and the fruit dries cleanly, without developing fermented or musty notes, this ancient procedure can contribute lush, fruit-toned sweetness to the beans, as it does here. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Expressively complex fruit and floral character in this dried-in-the-fruit Sidamo.
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