Tag: Ethiopia

Overwinter Coffee // The Lemon Drop (Ethiopia Chelchele)

Overwinter Coffee // The Lemon Drop (Ethiopia Chelchele)

Sourced from smallholder producers associated with the METAD Agricultural Development PLC, Chelchele owes its distinct complexity and clarity to not only meticulous processing featuring a state-of-the-art Penagos demucilager; but the staggering altitudes and mystical terroir surrounding the Worka Kebele in Gedeb. Upon delivery of ripe, […]

Sey Coffee // Ethiopia Duromina

Sey Coffee // Ethiopia Duromina

Duromina, which means “to improve their lives” in the Afan Oromo language, is a coffee cooperative in southwestern Jimma Zone. Coffee has grown here for generations but was traditionally processed using the dry, natural method. Farmers paid little attention to quality control. Despite an ideal climate and altitude […]

Vigilante Coffee Company // Ethiopia Tchembe

Vigilante Coffee Company // Ethiopia Tchembe

Grown near Shakisso in the Sidama region, Tchembe is grown and processed by Ninety Plus, who uses unique processing methods and an extreme attention to detail to make this truly exceptional coffee. Ninety Plus Ethiopia consist of single variety farms; 51 varieties separately planted on 11 select farms throughout Ethiopia. Grown at 2000 meters above sea level, these mixed heirloom varietals help create this unique flavor profile of profound berry and jasmine with impeccable balance, cleanliness and a delicate mouthfeel.

Tchembe is naturally processed without any water. The coffee cherry is dried in the sun on elevated tables and the coffee seeds are extracted after the cherry has dried. It is then meticulously milled in Addis Ababa, carefully packaged in GrainPro bags and then shipped to us here in the U.S.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Ethiopia Tchembe, from Vigilante Coffee Company in Hyattsville, Maryland, courtesy of Craft Coffee. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

region: Gedeo, Sidama, Ethiopia
farm: N/A
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Ninety Plus
elevation: 2000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Heirloom
process: natural

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma of the Ethiopia Tchembe is a complex one. It’s fruity and floral, sophisticated and delicate with scents of night flowers, banana, berry, jasmine, and—most strangely—brandy.

The flavor follows the nose in that this a peculiar, complex, intoxicating coffee. The coffee is on the lighter side of a medium body and possesses a rich, supple, buttery mouthfeel. Its flavor profile is deep and brooding, with a complex mixture of dark/fleshy and light/vibrant fruit flavors; raspberry, papaya, peach, apple, chocolate-covered cherries… Things gets even more complex with additional flavors of honey, butterscotch, and cherry tobacco, which leads to a flowery, slightly dry, white wine finish.

*content courtesy of Vigilante Coffee Company

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Stovetop Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Kochere

Stovetop Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Kochere

*The Table is, as a collective whole, a massive fan of coffee from the Kochere region; we have seen several coffees served upon this Table over the past few years. Kochere is growing in popularity, showcasing the consistent diversity of Yirgacheffe’s unique terroir; by now, Kochere is well-known for consistently […]

Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Limu

Barefoot Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Limu

This fully washed coffee was sourced from the growing region of Oromia in Ethiopia and was produced by the Shiberu Bedasso Washing Station. This special coffee comes from Barefoot Coffee’s decade-long import partner Dominion Trading (DTC) which seeks communities that want change. Some initiatives DTC has […]