Ethiopia Organic Wet-Process Kebado

Layers of fruit and floral aromatics, dynamic brightness, articulate acidity with starfruit, pear and apple, candy-like, green-tea and citrus finish. City to City+
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Farm Gate Yes
Grade 4
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ roast - see my notes about the roast above.
Weight 1
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Kebado is a very small town off the main road to Dilla coming from Awassa in the Sidamo area. It is accessed by a dirt road which travels 2.9 kilometers up a mountain called Metesio. A back road connects Kebado with Teferikela and Aleta Wondo. But is impassible much of the year. From this humble rural setting comes one of the most nuanced, exciting Ethiopia coffees. This was a special lot we found that was vacuum packaged In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to preserve cup quality. The results are fantastic. The fragrance from the dry coffee grounds have layers of fruit, ripe plum and passion fruit. There's a confectionairy quality to the wet aroma, pastry and candy-like, with the light City roast being more citrusy and effervescent, and the FC roast having more berry-like tones. I would be remiss if I didn't add that this coffee is so floral, from start to finish. In the cup ... wow ... the lightest roasts are incredibly lively. If you like lighter roasts, if you like dynamic, bright flavor profiles, then Kebado is it. It's the kind of coffee that can win competitions. The acidity is so well-defined, so articulate and fine, with lemony brightness and a bit of lime as an aftereffect. The body is very light, yet comes off refined and velvety. At these very light roasts, the balance between a momentary, initial sour to sweet, perfectly ripe fruit is thrilling. There are white grape flavors embedded in the complex of fruit notes, as well as starfruit, pear and Gala apple. The aftertaste in City roast is not grainy, as some light roasts can be, but has green tea tightness, offset by sweet fading fruit. At Full City roast, the cup doesn't have the same skyscraping high notes, but has excellent Flame grape and plum flavors. It's a joy to cup this coffee. This is the first vacuum-packed Ethiopia we have offered. (BTW, that means we receive it in vacuum bags, then we pack it and ship it in our normal zip bags.