Carrying on the weak connection of the 12 days of christmas we introduce another new coffee, but this one I am finding very exciting (yes I know I find them all exciting) .
So my trip to Ethiopia last month I learnt a lot about how the markets work there. In Ethiopia we have seen a centralisation of coffee exports through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It is now virtually impossible to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees as lots are anonymised upon arrival at the Exchange.
But what I did learn was some tricks and some ways you can use the tools to add some more information where the blanks are, to add some provenience to coffee. I also learnt the questions to ask,to the exporter/importer and this time it has paid off.
So this is a fully washed is from the Borena region of Sidamo, which is the very south of Sidamo, see map below
But more important than where it is from is how it tastes. This one is a little special. In the cup expect a fruit mixup of apricot and peach, its like a summer day in a cup light and bright. A creamy mouthfeel followed up by a super clean finish. Peaches and cream in a cup with a wicked hint of spice on the back end. A great example of what a sidamo should taste like.
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