Coffee: Disco Marmalade – Kirite
Roaster: Luna Coffee
Producer/Farm: Kirite community
Altitude: not specified
Tasting Notes: Like pretty jewels, raspberry and purple fruits predominate in this lightly bright coffee with floral aftertaste. The soft lemon acidity and buttery mouthfeel will take you by surprise. The sweetness of toffee and maple is counterbalanced by a mild cranberry tartness and soft notes of black tea. It’s a complex coffee that offers layered flavors as it cools.
Roaster’s notes: This washed processed landrace lot is grown by smallholders associated with the Kirite community in Guji, Ethiopia. METAD’s Hambela estate processes the fruit by depulping, and fermenting the remaining bits of fruit off the seeds by submerging in water tanks, visually reminiscent of a vat of sparkling kombucha. This lot is from outgrower communities that work with METAD, who have a remarkable history as a company, producer and exporter in Ethiopia. Read more.
Brew recommendations: There’s a lot to offer here and it’s worth your time to try different brewers and ratios to reveal all it has to offer. My preferred brew was on the Origami dripper with a V60 filter for a total brew time of 3:30-3:45. As usual I employed my typical pour-over protocol which is posted here.
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