Farm/Co-op: Gertoba Suki
Variety: Various heirloom Ethiopian varietals
Altitude: 1937-1950 meters
Tasting Notes: Full body, smooth, dark chocolate, watermelon
Story: My dark roasted Ethiopian coffees are crowd favorites. When I received two new Ethiopians, I had to decide which would be best fitting for a. darker roast. While both would be great, I chose the Gerbota Suka.
At a medium roast this coffee has a round balanced acidity and sweetness that migrates at the front of the tongue with what I referred to as a watermelon juiciness. Most dark roasts that I've tasted in my lifetime haven't had much going for them, other than the fact that they were full bodied and non intrusive to the palette.
With this coffee the intention was to create a complex dark roast that was full bodied, rich and smooth, while also possessing a pleasant acidity and sweetness. This coffee does exactly that.
This coffee is great for all brewing methods and would recommend it in a Chemex or Pour Over brewer, where you can get more clarity and flavor.