Ethiopia - Gedeo Washed
The legendary Gedeo zone lives up to its reputation for phenomenal coffee
Peach, Candied Citrus, Honeysuckle
This coffee exhibits a wide range of the flavors that are largely unique to washed coffees from the Gedeo zone. These flavors change rather dramatically with the temperature of the coffee, the strength of the brew, and the duration between roast and brew. Hot cup notes are largely dominated by green tea, jasmine, floral, tropical fruit, and broadly lighter notes. The cool cup features darker notes of amber honey, peach syrup, citrusy hops, and honeysuckle.
This coffee makes an extremely strong argument for allowing a week or two or more of rest between the roast date and brewing, as the cups of well rested coffee are markedly better than it’s unrested counterpart.
This coffee is produced in the Gedeo Zone from which it takes its name. Gedeo is a geographical zone comprising a small, high altitude, plateau that is absolutely perfect for growing coffee. This unique terroir has given rise to a unique culture surrounding the cultivation of coffee. Coffee mills compete to purchase the finest lots of coffee from farmers who both know how to produce incredible coffee and know the value of their crop.
Flavors commonly exist in this zone that hardly exist elsewhere. Peach, vanilla, tropical fruits, jasmine, honeysuckle, coconut, the list of flavors present in this zone hardly seem like they could ever be used to describe coffee, but it is impossible to explain the flavor of these coffees without those terms.
This lot, along with many lots purchased by Black Oak Coffee, comes from the Aricha washing station, which currently processes the coffee from around 650 farmers who operate farms that average just two hectares.
This coffee produces great cups with coffee:water ratios of about 1:15 and lower temperature brew water about 190-200°F.
This coffee also produces amazingly flavorful, refreshing cups of flash brewed coffee that are perfect for hot summer days. Learn how to flash brew on our blog.
Varieties: Indigenous Landraces & Selections.
Processing Method: Double Washed
Producer: 650 Smallholder Farmers using the Ajere Wetmill
Size: 12oz Roast: Light