Natural Ethiopia Dambi Uddo
This natural or dry processed coffee is really a lovely lady. I found myself sipping this coffee and enjoying it so much that soon my cup was empty and I would be longing for more, Complex tropical fruit that would changed as it cooled. A lovely aroma that makes your mouth water as soon as you start to grind. From start to finish this coffee will have you day dreaming of a tropical beach watching the sunrise.
I purchased this coffee through Coffee Shrub. Here are their notes and info that they provided.
Region: Dambi Uddo, Guji Zone
Processing: Dry Process (Natural)
Drying Method: Raised Bed, Sun dried
Dambi Uddo is the name of the town where this coffee processing site is located. It's one of a few wet mills that are operated by Guji Highland Farm, a group who manage their own large semi-forest coffee farms around the Guji area, as well as processing sites where they process their farm coffee as well as coffee from outgrowers in the area. This particular site in Dambi Uddo holds the name "Wodessa", which is also the name of the man who started this whole operation. Last year when we bought this coffee, they were only producing naturals at Wodessa. But this year they've installed a new Penagos mill so they can produce washed coffees as well (they're expecting around 8 full containers split between natural and washed). The station itself sits at 2000 meters above sea level and coffee is pulled from areas as high as 2200 meter. They buy coffee from a few different Kebeles nearby including Dambi Uddo, Hangadhi, Welena, Chaqta, Sewana, Banti Korbo and some from their own farms as well.
Coffee Shrubs tasting notes:
A bouquet of floral berry smells come through in the dry fragrance, dark berry notes like blueberry, with after hints of tropical fruit jam and semi-sweet chocolate bar. As with the dry fragrance, this coffee explodes with the scent of quality bean-to-bar type chocolate, and dried fruit undertones. Dried berry - blueberry and blackberry to be specific - are most evident in the wet aromatics, and pretty intense overall. The cup has a complex interplay of chocolate bittering elements and fruit sweetness. Dried pineapple slices emerge in the mix of berry and tropical fruits - a cornucopia overall. There's a hint of dark malt and molasses as well. The coffee has fruited brightness but isn't tart: ripe pineapple communicates the type of acidity in the cup. Aftertaste is long and complex as you might expect from a dry process Ethiopia.