Tasting Notes: Bergamot / Lemon / Black Tea
Origin: Ethiopia [Yirgacheffe]
We have been purchasing Ethiopian coffees through Moplaco for three years now, and have grown to trust their buying practices and the quality that they are able to offer, both in coffees they produce themselves, and those they purchase from neighboring mills. This lot is an example of the latter. This lot was purchased by Moplaco from the Mijane Werasa station, located just 10 kilometers outside of Gedeb, one of the main coffee buying centers of this micro-region, where Yirgacheffe coffees are produced. The conditions here are perfect for growing high quality Arabica coffees, with high altitude, cool temperatures and especially cool nights leading to slow cherry maturation and very dense seeds. In fact, Heleanna, founder of Moplaco and therefore one of our most trusted authorities in Ethiopia, believes that the best ‘Yirgacheffe’ coffee comes from the Gedeb Woreda, with great intensity and clarity of flavor. This washed process lot is showcasing soft bergamot florals, followed by crisp and zesty lemon and a black tea finish, overall reminiscent of a fresh earl grey tea.