This coffee has had a long journey from the town of Tomme in the Guji zone. Its unique characteristics are enhanced by Feku Jiberil’s washing station. He works with a group of about 600 smallholders to process their coffees traditionally with a long underwater fermentation and post wash soak. The care of this process leaves the coffee drinker with a delicate and unique cup.

The Flavour

The sought after flavours inherent to Ethiopian coffee is found in full in this particular bean. It has plenty of floral characteristics including tropical fruits, citrus, and herbal under tones.

The Roasting

This coffee is fairly dense and there are some inconsistencies in the bean uniformity. The intention of roasting this particular coffee is to bring out the sweetness to the coffee and diminish some of the overly citrus tone.

I charged the roast at a much lower temperature, stretched out the drying cycle, only adding energy as the coffee changed colour, and started taming the heat as the coffee caramelized. I stopped the roast at about 12% development time after 1st crack.

Brewing Instructions

We definitely recommend a V60 pourover for this one. The long stretch of maillard in the roasting process maintains the sweetness in this cup while accentuating the brightness and keeping some of the jack fruit and grapefruit zesty flavour. A pour over allows the barista to emphasize all of the caramelized sugar and flavour profile that some other brewing methods may diminish.

Brewing MethodCoffee to Water RatioCoffee DoseWater Grind*based on EK43Time Temperature
Drip1:2684-91g 2.2 liters 7, moderately coarse Depends on the machine 195-205°F(90.5-96°C)
French Press (2 Cup)1:1718-20g 300-350g11, very coarse 3:00-4:00195-205°F(90.5-96°C)
Pour Over 1:1425-27g 350-400g 8-8.5, coarse 2:30-3:30195-205°F(90.5-96°C)
Siphon1:1425-27g 350-400g7, moderately coarse 1:45-2:20195-205°F(90.5-96°C)
Chemex 1:1545-50g700-750g 8-8.5, moderately coarse 5:00-6:00195-205°F(90.5-96°C)
EspressoVaries greatly 6.5-20g 21-42g1-2, very fine 20-35 seconds 185-204°F(85-96°C)

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