Ethiopia Dry Process Gr. 1 Yirg. Dumerso

Ethiopia Dry Process Gr. 1 Yirg. Dumerso

Farm Description

Dumerso is a washing station in close proximity to Yirga Cheffe town. Coffee from small-holder farmers is delivered directly to Dumerso, as well as collected from buying stations located at key points in the area. The Dumerso mill is owned by a local family who live in town, and they have been focusing more effort (and space on their extensive drying beds) to natural coffees rather than their wet-processed lots. They produce quite a volume of coffee, and we were really happy with this particular lot of natural when we cupped against other naturals from the region. The fruit had a wild edge to it, that was sure to settle down with rest, and it did. It's a heavyweight, both in terms of body, but also in sheer intensity of flavor. It also has a lower perceived acidity than our other DP lots, adding to the perception of extraordinarily thick mouthfeel.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

This Dumerso dry-processed lot is a powerhouse in terms of fruit-forward aromatics. The dry-fragrance has a cornucopia of fruits, raspberry and ripe blueberry, Turkish apricots, grape juice, along with a substantial backdrop of bittersweet burnt sugars. The fruits approach floral dimensions, and a start jasmine note accents the ground coffee. The wet aromatics are equally intense, a representation of blackberry and strawberry toppings, a hint of dried mango, and a cacao-like bittersweetness in our roasts closer to Full City. The cup is predictably, loaded with fruit flavors, an uncompromising array of ripe and dry fruited notes that roasts north of 2nd snaps do little to tame. From tropical to temperate, fruits like strawberry, ripe blueberry, fruit lambic, jack fruit, and pineapple build as the cup temperature cools, and a mixed berry jam note lingers in the aftertaste. We found City roasts to have a citric quality too, like orange rind, a tartness that gives off acidic impression adding structure to the complex range of flavor notes. An impressive jasmine grace note shows clearly at a fairly wide roast range, adding to the complex layers of flavor. Full City roasts boast thick body, sticky fruit flavors, and a healthy backing of high % cacao bar. This coffee sits very heavy on the palate and keeps delivering through the long aftertaste.



Lot Size

160 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ roast will emphasize the clean and sweet fruit notes, with a more intense bittersweet chocolate roast taste and burnt sugars. It works all along the roast spectrum


Dry Process


Heirloom Varietals    

Grade & Appearance

.8 d per 300 grams, 15-18 Screen


Shipped to us in GrainPro
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At the drying tables of Dumerso

Ripe coffee cherry ready for sorting

Raised African drying beds, Dumerso station

Only the ripest cherry makes it, Dumerso

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