Gedeo is now one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is categorized distinctly from Sidamo or Yirgacheffe, but it's usually still considered to be under the Yirgacheffe umbrella, with Gedeo being more of the sub-region. Anyway, that's where this coffee was grown, you can call it Yirgacheffe or Gedeo.
It is one of the most rural remote areas imaginable. 8 hours of dusty, nearly impassable dirt roads with incredible views. Sometimes the coffee has to be packed out with horses because travel is so difficult. Halo Hartume is one of the washing stations and has extremely high standards and good practices.
This is a washed process Ethiopia that is far more intense and full bodied and creamy than most. Being a washed process coffee also makes it easier to roast. You should keep it at a light roast, roughly 20 seconds after the 1st cracks have stopped is our sweet spot. Erring too light will make it sour. Erring too dark will make it bitter and no fruit flavor. We're tasting peach rings, some citrus (grapefuit and lemon?), and floral notes. The beans are classified as Grade 1 which is the highest amount of sorting and least amount of defects.
US Arrival August 2022
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