No coffee experience compares to a classic washed Ethiopian. Nuanced, delicate, floral, tea-like, with a complex bouquet of flavors: these coffees have stood the test of time, remaining as popular today as they were centuries ago. Ethiopia is coffee's "Garden of Eden", where up to 10,000 varietals of coffee still thrive in their native habitat of rich soils, high elevation, and a long, slow growing season.
This special roast is from Worka-Sakaro; together with neighboring Yirgacheffe, they are considered to be the finest coffee-growing regions in the country. These beans are double-washed: once to remove the fruit, as standard, then moved to clean water for an additional soak. The Wuri washing station is known for experimentation with special processing methods that push the envelope of what fine Ethiopian coffee can be. In this case, the extended washing results in a remarkable, enhanced version of the sweet, yet delicate, washed Ethiopian profile.
This cup exhibits a high amount of sweetness, flavor complexity, and balance. Look for an initial burst of sweetness, fruit flavors like orange, peach, and apricot, and a sweet, buttery weight like Chardonnay. Its super-clean finish resolves with a burst of florals and earthy black tea. This is a rare, exquisite cup for any coffee connoisseur.
"Good, not great. Mild light coffee with mild black tea taste, which isn't my favorite. Could definitely taste the apricot, which was pleasant."
"Delicious and very interesting Ethiopian coffee. I really liked the fruit and tea notes. Brewed french press."
"Great light roast coffee. Flavors of fruit and light toasted nuts. Low acidity no lingering aftertaste. Fairly smooth and great overall coffee"
"Flavorful and a pleasant surprise given the complexity of the notes. Nothing clashed. Everything worked well together as a pleasant early morning brew."
"Wow - Right off the brew, this coffee is bursting with apricot/orange to the nose. Juicy, almost like you're drinking an apricot/tangerine tea infused with coffee. A light body, amazingly flavorful with bright notes of candied citrus and peach fruit. A new favorite."