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Ethiopia FTO - Layo Teraga

The cup is juicy and with notes of apricot and floral peach, and lots of sweet, ripe citrus. Orange, pomello, pineapple, mango, lychee, etc...it's all here! The acidity is integrated and refreshing. It's apparent without being over the top, and reminds me of stone fruit juice. Our Full City roast had much more wild tropical flavors, but with a very perceptible passion fruit note that sat far above flavors of roast. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jul 17 2013
Lot size 320bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Abyssinia, Heirloom Varietals
Grade 2
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ captures the most complexity, but Full City will also produce an amazing cup. SO Espresso is best without hitting 2nd crack.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This coffee comes to us from part of the Guji Zone where several other really nice Ethiopia coffees from this year originate. While it is called a Sidama coffee, it is technically part of the very large Oromia kilil (ethnic region) of Ethiopia. Layo Teraga is a washing station, and currently has about 400 members, and was organized in 1997 under the banner of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. We haven't been to this washing station, but hope to during harvest this year. The average altitude of the producer farms is listed at a whopping 2100 meter. Added to this staggering altitude, is the fact that cultivars used in Ethiopia are largely regional, distinct local strains of coffees that have spread from the wild forest plants of western Ethiopia, to Harar in the East and to the southern districts. Because of this, Layo Teraga coffee is truly unique, but also with much of the prized florals and fruit you might expect from a Sidama coffee.
The dry fragrance has citrus like sweetness, like what you get from fresh baked lemon squares. It's floral, like star jasmine, and with a clarity to the sugary smell of raw honey. Darker roasts have a tropical edge to them, like fruit punch. This coffee smells so nice coming out of the grinder and even better with some hot water. The crust is very floral - jasmine, coffee flower, kaffir - and with more of that confectionery smell of brown sugar and butter. There's lots of fresh fruit like mango and pineapple, as well as a candied butterscotch note. The cup is juicy and with notes of apricot and floral peach, and lots of sweet, ripe citrus. Orange, pomello, pineapple, mango, lychee, etc...it's all here! The acidity is integrated and refreshing. It's apparent without being over the top, and reminds me of stone fruit juice. Our Full City roast had much more wild tropical flavors, but with a very perceptible passion fruit note that sat far above flavors of roast. Layo Teraga is an undeniably sweet coffee, and with a mouthfeel that is silky and with weight. The finish is honeyed and has a pleasing bitter aspect that is like a citrus-peel spritz. Overall, this lot from Layo Teraga is on par with our other top shelf Sidama coffees and with a sweetness that is seriously like candy.