This is a sundried (natural processed) coffee from the remote southern area of Ethiopia, below Yirgacheffe and Guji. Shakiso is the name of the village, and the coffee company organizing the farmers together is called Mormora. They have organic certification and have been in business for seven years.
We enjoyed it best when we roasted it just like every other natural Ethiopia. Take it about 30 degrees more once the first cracks begin. Don't draw out the roast too long. If you keep it hurried along from around 300 degrees up to the first cracks, you'll get a nice zippy acidity as well as the sweetness and complexity.
The coffee has tastes of both savory and fruity. It isn't as sweet as some natural Ethiopias but every bit as complex and with really nice mouthfeel. We are noting tastes of grape, juniper, berry, rosemary. Clean finish, no defects, no murky or earthiness. Drink it slowly and methodically and enjoy the flashes of different flavors in each sip.
It came into the USA in June 2019.
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