Tasting Notes: Blueberry | Orange Zest | Dark Chocolate
It’s been way too long since we’ve featured a coffee from Ethiopia. The Sheka comes from a super talented producer and her experience shines beautifully through this sun-dried lot. We taste sweet blueberry, almost like blueberry syrup that lingers with a clean acidity. The body smoothly transitions into an aftertaste that is delicate and dry like orange zest and dark chocolate. If you were missing your Ethiopian coffee fix, the wait is over.
This incredible coffee begins with a long family history in the coffee industry. The farm–Moplaco–was founded in 1972 by Yiannis Georgalis, a third generation coffee producer who moved from Greece to Dire Dawa, Harrar in Ethiopia. After his death, his daughter Heleanna, who had just completed her MBA in Barcelona, moved back to Ethiopia to become the fourth generation of her family in coffee. Her farming and processing methods are the industry’s gold standard and the result is bright, complex coffees like this one.