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Craft Coffee // Kenya Kanake

Craft Coffee // Kenya Kanake

Kenya Kanake is a washing station on the upper elevations of the Aberdare Range in Kiambu county. It’s truly picturesque—nestled in between small tea farms and low laying clouds. High elevation gives both the range required for developing acidity and the cool climate needed for […]

Superlost Coffee // Hatch Comic

A few months ago, Superlost Coffee sent me their inaugural roast, Solo Sábado, for review. I was intrigued by the coffee; it was a decent coffee that could have been better if roasted just a touch longer. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who provided […]

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, heirloom coffee cherries; seeds are pulped and demucilaged before undergoing a 24 soak in concrete tanks. After soaking, seeds are transferred directly to raised beds for sorting and sun-drying. It’s thanks to the Penagos ecopulper that these coffees can boast the intricate florals characteristic of Southern Ethiopian coffees using a mere fraction the amount of water as is standard.*

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping The Lemon Drop, from Overwinter Coffee in Buffalo, New York. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS

region: Chelchele, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
farm: various
producer: smallholder farmers
association: METAD Agricultural Development PLC
elevation: 2000 – 2400 meters above sea level
cultivars: Ethiopia Heirloom
process: fully washed, raised bed dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma wafting off the Lemon Drop is bright, lively, and fragrant. It’s citrus-forward, with notes of sweet Meyer lemon mingled with stone fruit; and those bright fruit scents really shine through a bouquet of floral and tea-like aromatics: black tea, bergamot, and honeysuckle.

The flavor follows the nose – all of the aromatics are present here in the cup. This a light-bodied coffee with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and a pleasant stone fruit acidity. The coffee has a delicate, somewhat complex, balanced profile; it’s an elegant profile, though. Bright and lively flavors of lemon, kumquat, apricot, and clementine, amid a flourish of honeysuckle, Earl Grey tea, and bergamot.

*content courtesy of Clive Coffee

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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 […]

Superlost Coffee // Solo Sábado

Superlost Coffee // Solo Sábado

Superlost Coffee is a new roaster in Brooklyn, New York, and today we’re featuring their inaugural batch, Solo Sábado. Solo Sábado is a Colombian coffee from Caicedonia an area known for its high altitude coffee. High-grown coffee yields less fruit on the plant, but it […]