Such a clean and complex DP cup, notes of fresh and dried fruits, baking spices, blueberry hard candy, mixed berry jam and stunning floral aroma. A standout pour over brew. City to City+.
|Region||Taaroo Kebele, Shakiso, Guji Zone|
|Processing||Dry Process (Natural)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||June 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Heirloom Varietals|
|Appearance||.7 d per 300 gr; 15+ screen - spotted a few partial quakers in the roasted coffee (the light tan color beans)|
|Roast Recommendations||City to City+|
Kayon Mountain farm is located in the southern Guji zone of Shakiso. The Kayon Mountain group both own a private farm and run a few coffee processing sites in Guji. "Taaroo" is one of these sites where they produce dry process and wet process coffees. Taaroo gets its name from the kebele in which it is located (the "town", more or less). The Taaroo site was erected 8 years ago and is outfitted with a 4-disc depulper, 14 fermentation tanks for the washed coffees, and over 200 drying tables. They buy coffee cherry from the farmers in the Taaroo area and process their coffee along with their own farm coffee, blending together by process day and grade. Altitude ranges from 1900 meters to above 2100.
This lot from Taaroo is another of the "cleaner" representation of dry process coffee. Clearly still fruit forward from the get-to, flavors have refined definition and without the rustic haze of more typical DP examples. The dry fragrance and wet aroma have potent berry smells that are like fruit jam, raspberry, blueberry, ginger soda, and a lovely perfumed floral smell. The coffee is very clean for dry process, flavors of fresh and dried fruits, baking spice and stunning floral aroma become more and more vivid as the coffee cools. I pick up on a lot of berry characteristics in City and City+ roasts, blueberry hard candy, raspberry fruit roll up, mixed berry jam for example. These lighter roasts have the most floral character too, star jasmine and lilac, with finishing flavor hints of cherry and green grape. My Full City roast was underpinned by chocolate roast tone, but in my opinion, an unfair compromise of fruited and floral character that are muted with too much roast development. Save the dark roasting for a less complex Ethiopia.