GREEN


A clean and fresh standard longberry type with casually dense and dry physical specs and a very tightly distributed, if a bit small, screen size.

TASTE

ROAST


Two fairly similar looking roasts produced coffees with some striking differences on the cupping table. My first roast, PR-0266 (gray) used my standard incremental increases through Maillard, and yielded a viscous, complex cup that had plenty of interesting flavors but lacked the floral component we covet in coffees from Yirgacheffe. I found that boosting the gas about a minute before first crack was enough to keep momentum moving through to the end of the roast without another flame adjustment. Lots of grape and citrus, a little savory herb, and a lush texture were the highlights of this roast.

The second roast (PR-0267, red) used a higher gas but lower drum temperature to charge. The coffee entered Maillard and dove into first crack, when I gave it a little boost. I let it develop a little longer, dropping the coffee at nearly identical temperature but producing a slightly darker roast. This was our preferred coffee on the cupping table, with a slightly more developed sweetness and more apparent floral notes, accented by flavors like sweet melon, lime candy, and coconut. -Chris Kornman

Origin Information

Grower
Adame Garbota Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1,800-2,000 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fermented underwater for 12-24 hours, washed with clean spring water, soaked for another 12-24 hours, and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Adame Garbota Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  The Adame Garbota Cooperative currently has 533 members.  In 2011, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.  There are twenty-six other cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling more than 45,000 members.