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Our limited run of Gedeb Lot 002 has sold out.
If you loved and will miss it as much as we will, try our other washed Ethiopia:
WINNER: GOLD MEDAL - Single Origin Pour Over
2016 Compak Golden Bean North America Competition
Roast level: Medium/Light
Tasting notes: A complex blend of ripe stone fruits (apricot, peach), grape, herbal and spicy flavors (jasmine, white pepper), and tropical fruits (tamarind, pineapple). Every time we brew this coffee we get a slightly different look at its complex flavor. This is a truly memorable coffee, one that has a dense, layered complexity, unique even to washed Ethiopian coffees. We evaluate hundreds of coffees per year to select a small number of special lots for our single origin offerings. There are a few coffees that stand above this prestigious grouping, coffees that are flashbulbs in our taste memory. Gedeb Lot 002 is one of those coffees that will stick with us for years to come.
Producer notes: Gedeb refers to the city of Gedeb, located near the town of Yirgacheffe, in southern Ethiopia. Gedeb Lot 002 is a single lot selection from the Worka Cooperative. The cooperative has 411 member farmers whose farms range in altitude from 1900 to a staggering 2700 meters. The Worka Cooperative coffee is certified Fair Trade and Organic.
Varieties: Heirloom. As the home of coffee, Ethiopia has hundreds of different coffee varieties inter-planted. The flavor profiles of each growing region will reflect the shifting mosaic of coffees that make up a region's selection of heirloom varietals. In the wine business, they call this a "field blend".
Processing method: Washed
A cup of coffee is practically a religious experience for us. We revere it, we crave it and we anticipate brewing and drinking it every day. Every coffee has a story, a history of soil, people and culture that make each one special. And it’s that combination that keeps us curious to learn about and eager to experience the next cup.
Even here in Northern California’s wine country, we believe that coffee has no culinary peer. Over 400 flavor compounds make up the unique aroma and taste that we experience when we smell and drink it. It’s that moment of astonishment at the cupping table when we crack the crust of a coffee with the right combination of those 400 compounds that drives us to find the best and highest quality lots available anywhere.
At Black Oak Coffee Roasters, we seek to express the true origin character of our coffees. Origin character is what tells the coffee’s story most vividly. We look for ripe, voluptuous sweetness and body to carry the coffee’s personality over the palate. And we want our coffee to linger in your head after you’ve tasted it, like a passage from your favorite novel.