In terms of balanced bittersweetness, Gedha has the hallmarks of a "daily drinking" type Central American coffee; raw sugars, bittering baking cocoa, accents of almond, malted grain, and black currant. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.
|Region||Gedha, Ngada Regency|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||January 2019 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||S795, Typica|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City+|
|Recommended for Espresso||Yes|
"Gunung" roughly translates to "peak" or "hill", and in this case, Gedha is the town that sits at the peak of a ridge between Bajawa and Golewa in the Ngada Regency of Flores. The coffee is sourced from farmers at 1500+ meters above sea level, who are growing a mix of older Typica trees and S795, the latter commonly referred to as "Jember", a natural mutation of Typica and Liberica. The coffee is dried under plastic domes in order to mitigate the wet weather in the area and helps to facilitate even drying. Most of the coffees are processed on hand cranked or motorized depulping machines on the farm, fermentation in buckets or small tanks. Because of the nutrient rich soils, they are able to grow coffee using fully organic farm practices, though they are not certified at this time.
Gedha is a really clean washed Flores coffee. The sort of unrefined sugar sweetness that is brought out with City+ and Full City roasting does well to temper bittering roast tone and herbal accents. It has the hallmarks of a "daily drinking" type Central American coffee in that way. The aroma and underlying flavors revolve around a bittersweet matrix of raw sugars and bittering baking cocoa. It isn't until the coffee cools off some that you're met with understated accents of almond, malted grain, and black currant to a lesser degree. Bittersweet chocolate flavors peak in the Full City - Full City+ range and push a lingering flavor of chocolate torte well into the aftertaste. Espresso shots at Full City+ have inky texture that conveys long lasting chocolate roast tone from front to finish.