Cane juice, subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. Simple syrup sweetness is transparent and buoys fruited notes of citrus and berry, moving into a doughy finishing note. City to City+.
|Region||Sare Saba, Kercha Woreda|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||September 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Heirloom Varietals|
|Appearance||.2 d/300gr, 15-17 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to City+|
Sare Saba is the name of Kebele where this privately owned coffee processing site is located. Sare Saba is within the Kercha Woreda, part of the Guji Zone. The coffee from Guji is often though to have a particular flavor profile, floral is definitely part of the equation, but also with complex tea notes. This coffee certainly matches that descritption. But when you take into account that much of the coffee being processed comes from Yirga Cheffe at sites like Sare Saba that are situated at Guji's border, it pokes holes in those theories of flavors being tied to a particular region. Sare Saba buys from 8 different surrounding towns, and the wet mill sits at about 2150 meters. Most of the coffee is grown at 2000+ meters, and some even touches 2200. They are focused on producing wet process coffees via their 4 disc Kenya-type depulper, drying on 400 raised beds.
Light roasts of Sare Saba show cane juice and subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. The dry fragrance has a scent of raw sugar, like turbinado, and flanked by a scent of black tea leaves and citrus zest accents. The crust of our City roast smells like caramelizing sugar and powdered ginger and the break releases an overt star jasmine note. That floral aspect resonates in the cup too, a welcomed greeting at the first sip. City+ roast shows clear, simple syrup-like sweetness that's transparent and buoys subtle fruited notes of citrus and berry. Acidity borders on refreshing like lemon water, and a perfumed flavor that reminds me of graham cracker crust. There's a doughy note in the aftertaste as well, that with the fragrant floral accents has a flavor of cookies baked with rose water.