Branch Street Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Washed Adado Gr 1

Location: Youngstown, Ohio

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.50/10 ounces

Review Date: August 2017

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately vibrant, crisply sweet-tart. Peach, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup, rhododendron, orange zest in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart in structure; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The richly drying, zesty finish consolidates to notes of cocoa-toned stone fruit.


The co-op that produced this coffee is named after Adado, a culture in the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe. There are eight mills in the region that represent about 7,000 farmers, all of whom are members of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). Southern Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This lot was processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying). Southern Ethiopia coffees processed with this method typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity, with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Branch Street Coffee Roasters is a small-batch specialty coffee roaster in Youngstown, Ohio. Under the careful eye of owner/roaster Matthew Campbell, each coffee is individually profiled and cupped to ensure peak flavor and consistency. Visit www.branchstreetcoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A high-toned, elegantly crisp, washed Yirgacheffe cup with a cocoa throughline.

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