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For as long as we've worked with them, Rosetta Roastery have always had stunning coffees to offer from Yirgacheffe in Ethiopia. Their roast style really emphasises all the wonderful characteristics that the region is known for. This one from the Roba Washing Station is a delicious, archetypal example.
The quintessential citrus flavours are definitely present in this coffee, but we definitely wouldn't call it too bright or overly acidic. It's actually quite sweet, and offers a fair bit of body. The flavours sometimes are more reminiscent of stone fruit than citrus, and it's also got a wonderful floral aroma.
To appreciate this coffee at its best, we'd highly recommend trying it as a pour-over, with a longer extraction.
Flavour: Earl Grey tea notes, with fresh apricots & citrus
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The Roba Family washing station is headed up by three Roba brothers; Kefyalew, Bekele, and Tesfaye. Between the three of them, they boast academic qualifications in Forestry, Environmental Sciences, and Population development and management. The benefits of these qualifications are made abundantly obvious in the precision running and maintenance of the family operations that yield these incredibly clean, sweet coffees.
- Producers: Numerous smallholder farmers delivering to the Roba Washing Station
- Region: Gotiti Kebele, Gedeb Woreda, Gedeo Zone (Yirgacheffe)
- Altitude: 1900 - 2700m ASL
- Processing: Washed
- Certification: Conventional
- Variety: Mixed Heirloom
- Harvest: 2017/2018