Premium | Ethiopia Dogo Sodu 250 gmRegular price $26.00
- Region: Dogo Sodu Kebele, Guji Zone, Ethiopia
- Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars, Grade 1
- Process: Natural/Raised Beds, Sun Dried
- Altitude: 1,900 - 2,200 MASL
- Notes: Aromatic flavours push this natural to another level, fruit salad, red raspberry, strawberry, honeydew melon, mango, papaya, rue herb, fruit-florals, baking spice, and a hint of Earl Grey tea.
Light to Medium
This lot was processed at a privately run coffee processing site in Dogo Sodu kebele ("kebele" = village). Located in Ethiopia's Southern Guji Zone, the farmers who deliver to the Dogo Sodu mill have coffee planted in high altitude zones nearby that span a range of 1900 - 2200 meters above sea level. They produce both wet and dry process coffee.
This being a full natural/dry process coffee, dried in whole cherry. The mill has registered more than 200 small farmers in total from the villages bordering the site, most with an average farm size of 2 hectares of coffee or less.
The dry and wet process coffees start out the same, in that the whole cherry is first floated in water to remove the under ripe coffee before processing (unripe coffee will float to the top, while the ripe coffee sinks).
At the Dogo Sodu site, the farmers are paid a premium to deliver only ripe cherries, so selective harvesting is employed at the farms before the coffee is even delivered. The coffee is then moved to raised drying beds for around 3 to 4 weeks time, until dried to around 11% moisture content.
Aromatic fruits and sweetness are well centred in the dry fragrance, with notes of wild berry, papaya, and an umami/soy hint.
Running the spoon through the wet crust at the top of the cup released intense floral fruits like ripe strawberry and apricot, with a super dense sweetness underneath, and a very attractive spice side that brought to mind whole allspice.
Aromatic flavours push this natural to another level, fruit salad, red raspberry, strawberry, honeydew melon, mango, papaya, rue herb, fruit-florals, baking spice, and a hint of Earl Grey tea.