Greater Goods Coffee Roasters

FTO Ethiopia Gedeb

Location: Austin, Texas

Origin: Gedeb District, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2015

Agtron: 60/82

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, delicately bright. Orange blossom, apple, turbinado sugar, walnut, a hint of tangerine in aroma and cup. Lively, gently bright acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, but richly drying, and bittersweet in the finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade Certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. This Yirgacheffe was produced by farmers in the Worka Cooperative, currently representing 305 members. Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts and to the local causes supported with its proceeds. Visit greatergoodsroasting.com or call 512-858-2680 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A rather light roast develops the delicate, zesty vivacity of this fine wet-processed Ethiopia.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2015 tasting report: Fair Trade Certified Coffees

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