|Roaster Location:||Driftless, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.|
|Est. Price:||$15.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2013|
Blind Assessment: Complex, gently pungent, lively. Floral honey, roasted cacao nib, hints of bourbon whisky and blueberry in aroma and cup. Deep, rounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao nib and a hint of honeyish flowers carry into a quietly resonant finish.
Notes: 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. It 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 wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Banko, established in 2012, is one of twenty-three primary cooperatives located in the Gedeo Zone of Southern Ethiopia that are organized as the Yirgacheffe Farmers Union. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a quiet, cleanly understated version of the gently fermenty, dried-in-the-fruit cup.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2013 tasting report: Dried-in-the-Fruit Refinement: Ethiopia and Yemen Naturals