Since we first sampled it early in the summer, this washed Ethiopian from the renowned Moplaco network left an impression on us, and we have been impatiently awaiting its arrival in Canada ever since.
Expect a deep and elegant cup characterized by its cleanliness, mouthfeel, and long-lasting floral aftertaste. What stood was how its notes reminded us of the juiciness of peach iced tea, the fruitiness of strawberry-rhubarb, and delicate kiwi acidity as it cooled.
Certainly the most complex and adventurous coffee in our current lineup.
Region: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Producers: Community of 600-800 smallholder farms
Washing station: Moplaco's site in Gedeb run by Kupo Edema
Altitude: 1950-2100 masl
Process: Washed - Dry fermentation after pulping, followed by overnight soak and dried on raised beds.