This is an uncommon NATURAL (Dry processed) Yirgacheffe coffee from the subregion of Gedeo, grown by the Aricha co-op made up of about 700 farmers in the region. They are sorted, sorted, sorted until they have acheived Grade 1 status which is rare for a natural coffee from Ethiopia. The result of all this care is that you have a flawlessly clean tasting coffee with sweet fruity tastes and aroma. Crystal-clean and sweet as candy. The main flavor is lime, but is is dependent on how you roast it. The other flavors of blackberry, plum, and lemon become more or less apparant as you tweak the coffee a degree darker or lighter on subsequent roasts. The coffee has a thin/silky body, no earthy or fermented tastes, but a sweetness nice lingeraftertaste that is sweet and fruity. Drink it slowly and methodically, savoring the unusual but special fruity sweetness that the average coffee drinker has never experienced.
Roast this like you would any other natural process Ethiopia. If the lime zest, juicy cirtus notes are too potent, take it a degree darker and you get more of a blackberry spritzer with lime juice. Take it a degree darker yet and you have a plum/blackberry taste with a lemon garnish. A degree darker and you have overall fruity sweetness but the flavors become less dstinct. Being a natural processed coffee, you shouldn't take this coffee into the 2nd cracks, and we don't really get it anywhere close to that level.
It came into port in July 2016
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