I managed to get some time to cup some of the Ecafe Foundation unwashed coffees Saturday, and it was a strange experience. I love Ethiopians, I like unwashed coffees, but didn’t like any of the top six at all. There was this undercurrent of sweet pipe tobacco that came up in 5 of the six I cupped. On the table I also had a washed yirg that I have in stock and a couple of Colombian I was sent last week, that I needed to assess, and they were oasis in the desert of wild (and not a good wild) coffee.
I’ve still got the Washed ones to look at, but I’m not as exited as I thought I would be about it. But open mind and all that, will keep you all posted.