City roasts offer the strongest floral jasmine character, along with honey, raw sugars, subtle citrus notes like sweet lime, and lemon, and a hint of classic pink bubblegum. Full City unlocks a ripe blueberry side. City to Full City.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||August 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Heirloom Varietals|
|Appearance||.5 d/300gr, 15+ Screen - I found a few quakers in the 300 grams of roasted coffee|
|Roast Recommendations||City to City+ for brewed coffee, capturing the floral aroma and raw sugar sweetness, Full City if you wan to capture dark berry tones|
Gedeb District is located in the the southern part of the Yirga Cheffe zone, and is also the name of the site where the coffee is collected and dried on elevated beds. Roughly 800 local farmers belong to this particular group, and who deliver their coffee cherry during the harvest for wet-processing, drying and hand-sorting, and eventually sell. The farms are little more than large 'gardens' adjacent to homes, growing heirloom varietals native to the region. Farmers deliver their coffee as whole cherry to the station where it is graded, fully washed, and then laid out on drying beds. The coffee is again sorted after dry-milling in order to identify any additional defects that were missed at the drying beds. Competition in the region for cherry is quite strong so farmers are paid well, especially for ripe cherry selection. Altitude in this growing region starts at 1900 meters above sea level, and only increases from there. The past two years have seen the price paid to farmers increase from previous years because of competition among washing stations, a win for the growers.
Gedeb is a versatile Yirga Cheffe coffee in terms of performance at different roast levels, light roasts offering dried floral notes and pointed sweetness, whereas roast development much closer to Full City brings about a more intense fruited side. The dry fragrance has a scent of raw sugar, like turbinado, and flanked by a citrus peel accents. A floral aroma comes through after adding hot water, and the wetted crust of City roasts smell like star jasmine wrapped in caramelizing sugar sweetness. That floral aspect resonates in the cup too, a welcomed greeting at the first sip. City roasts offer the strongest floral jasmine character, along with a light honey note, raw sugar sweetness, and subtle citrus notes underneath like sweet lime, and lemon. Citrus acidity props up cup flavors, and the finish has a hint of classic pink bubblegum. Full City roasts still hold a floral/retronasal quality, that when coupled with more prominent berry notes, have leave a ripe blueberry impression on the cup profile.