Ethiopia Grade 1 Dry-Process Aramo

When hot, there is an undeniable floral note that reminds us that this is, indeed a yirga cheffe coffee. It has such great sweetness which culminates in flavor of butter caramel. Fruits multiply as the cup cools in temperature - apricot, nectarine, lychee, fresh mango, and strawberry candy were the first to come to mind. This coffee has a silky body and a fairly clean finish, with lots of cocoa and toasted sugar. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Dry Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Dry Process (Natural)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jun 20 2013
Lot size 150bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade Grade 1
Appearance 1.0 d/300 grams, 14 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+ will capture this coffee's complexity. These beans are small and some will fall through the screen on a Behmor, but will still work just fine.
Weight 1 LB
This particular lot is comprised of small farm lots within the village of Aramo, located in the highlands of Yirga Cheffe town. Much of the coffee that is sold as "Aramo" in the states is made up of farms both inside and outside the actual village, but that are all processed at the central Aramo cooperative. Not the case for this coffee, in that it is all from one particular area. The altitude ranges from about 1900 - 2100 masl. The heirloom varietal coffee is naturally processed, sun dried on African raised beds, and prepared to Grade 1 specifications. This is definitely one of the best dry-processed Ethiopian coffees we've cupped this season.
From fragrance to cup, Aramo is perfumed with the essence of sweet fruits and notes of wild flower. The dry fragrance has a strong presence of white peach and red berry, as well as tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit. At both City+ and Full City roasts there are floral notes of star jasmine and coffee flower. The wet aroma is very sweet and has floral sugar, raisin, and butter caramels. Breaking the crust releases a smell of fresh baked oatmeal cookies. When hot, there is an undeniable floral note that reminds us that this is, indeed a yirga cheffe coffee. It has such great sweetness which culminates in flavor of butter caramel. Fruits multiply as the cup cools in temperature - apricot, nectarine, lychee, fresh mango, and strawberry candy were the first to come to mind. This coffee has a silky body and a fairly clean finish, with lots of cocoa and toasted sugar. City+ roasts are great but this coffee will work well at Full City and beyond, with dark roasts providing an outrageous SO espresso profile.