Gelana Abaya Yirgacheffe Natural
PRODUCER GELANA ABAYA
TASTE blackcurrant strawberry chocolate
RECOMMENDED BREW METHOD
This is a Grade 1 natural, dry processed coffee grown and processed close outside of Yirgacheffe in the Gelana and Abaya areas. These surrounding districts produce coffee with a distinct flavour profile and are renowned for the growers’ attention to detail, efficiency, and rigorous attention to detail when making these coffees.
In the Gelana Abaya region of Yirgacheffe, Israel Degfa owns a privately owned community wetmill. They collect and purchase cherries from a variety of smallholders. They are aiming to improve the quality of the washing station and its preparation.
Yirgacheffe is noted for its washed coffees that are clean, flowery, and juicy, as well as “high quality” sundried coffees that have true and unique fruit and berry flavours. The region where this coffee is cultivated, in our opinion, has some of Yirgacheffe’s most nuanced and powerful coffee flavours. Small family plots of both newly planted better varietals and traditional old kinds predominate.
What’s interesting abut this coffee: we love the mix of chocolate and fruit notes in Ethiopia natural process coffees. This one has a refinement that elevates it to the top of the class. A rare treat.
40g coffee ground on 2nd notch from bottom on Baratza Vario
640g water at 200 F
Tasting notes: Intense mixed berries, jam, dark chocolate syrup finish
Hario V60 Dripper
13g coffee ground medium (mid setting on Baratza Vario)
235g water@ 190F
Tasting notes: strawberry, orange blossom, black tea
Tasting notes: juicy strawberry, bright acidity balanced with chocolate finish