When we wax eloquent about coffees from Ethiopia, our conversation usually revolves around floral perfume, stone fruits, and sugars. It is fitting that the birthplace of coffee produces some of the most beautifully floral and sweet smelling coffees in the world. This new selection from the Duromina Cooperative (our fourth consecutive year working with a lot from this coop) is a wonderful example. Grown at a whopping altitude between 6233 and 6889 ft in southwest Ethiopia, a little over 100 small scale producers contribute their fruit to this lot. Like always, the floral aromatics are stunning, and can be found in the cup as well - hinting towards jasmine tea in the finish. Add notes of sweet mandarin and peach with a lively citrus acidity, and our new crop Ethiopia season is off to a lovely start!
Suggested Brew Recipe:
Pourover - Dose: 17g - H20: 305g - Time: 2:45 - 3:00
Espresso - Dose: 17g - Yield: 38-40g - Time: 24-26 sec