Sweet cherry pie in the sky! We love this cheery, fruit-forward Ethiopia Banko Dhadhato from True North Coffee Roasters. Coffee lovers seek out natural-processed Ethiopians for their lush mix of berry flavors, and this roast is an excellent example of how deliciously sweet these special coffees can be. In this cup, you’ll taste bright, syrupy cherry pie filling in a big juicy body, with a creamy, chocolate-drizzled finish. The perfect balance between standout and crowd-pleaser: we guarantee it’ll be the talk of the dessert table.
Ethiopia is famously the "birthplace of coffee", where coffee plants grow wild throughout the lush, green highlands. Yirgacheffe is its most famous growing region, synonymous with quality beans and big flavors. Natural processing, where the freshly-picked beans are spread out to dry in the sun, has always been the traditional means of processing coffee, because it requires less water than wet processing. When done right, naturally processed beans retain a ton of fruit flavor, and often carry a pleasant wine-like acidity. They can be punchy and very sweet, with a heavy body and a syrupy, honey-like texture. With its big body, juicy flavors, and spiced cocoa undertones, this sweet roast is all of the above… with a cherry on top!
Ethiopian Banko Dhadhato is roasted by Maine Hofius, one of Seattle’s few independent women roasters. A coffee roaster and pie-baker, Maine handcrafts the perfect fruity Ethiopian brew. Reserve a bag of her newest, Ethiopan Banko Dhadhato, for yourself or someone you love, and spread a little cheer by the mug.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Ethiopian coffees are consistently our favorite and this one held up to that. Always smooth and never bitter. We've done chemex and french press, both great.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Not too sure of the chocolate finish but was fruity and I usually drink medium roasts. I liked it.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This was almost bursting with cherry flavor with a nice chocolatey finish.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Always love trying a coffee specific to a region and compare it to other coffees from the same country/area. Didn’t quite get the “cherry” note that is described but that’s probably became my palate is unsophisticated at best. Did like it as a dark-ish medium roast and my guests did as well!|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ An Ethipoian natural. This is tops. Love naturals and ethiopian a perfect pairing. This made a delicious espresso.|