Brown sugar and molasses flavors build, with baking spice and lemon rind hints, a subtle floral note, and with raisin, cinnamon spice, and cane juice notes in the finish. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||Sep 11 2017|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Heirloom Varietals|
|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 15+ Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City|
Wonago Town is located in Yirga Cheffe, and is the location of the coffee processing station where this lot was produced. The coffee collection area ranges from 1750 to 1850 meters above sea level, so in the middle range of the coffees we buy. In terms of flavor profile, coffees from this region can come off like a hybrid of southern and western coffees, which this one does. It exhibits some of the typical floral and tea notes of a Yirga Cheffee coffee, but with more weighty body and stone fruit like those from the western regions like Illubabor and Agaro. The coffee is fully washed, dried on raised beds, and subject to intensive hand sorting. It was a later arrival in 2017 and has stood the test of time quite well.
The dry fragrance has a mix of sugar browning and spice smells in light to middle roasting, dried ginger and molasses, a subtle dried cherry accent. The wet aroma has a more intense sweetness that comes off like spiced molasses cookies, characteristics sensed in the dry fragrance gaining potency, and a whisp of florals comes through when breaking through the crust. The cup meets expectations set by the aromatic profile, base brown sugar and molasses flavors build as the cup cools, and baking spice hints offer pleasant contrast. Florals are very subtle, and most notable when drinking a hot cup. When the cup cools down the floral aromatic note fades, leaving behind a flavor compound build on sugar browning sweetness, with raisin and cinnamon spice accents, as well as a cane juice note in the finish. There's a lemon rind like brightness that's on the mild side for Ethiopia, and with a fairly weighty body, this coffee from Woreda Wonago doubles well as a sweet single origin espresso.