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Ethiopia Gedeb Gold Label

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Limited Stock

I ordered a small batch of this with the intention to buy more, but was unable to pick any up in time.  So we put this as a limited stock Gold Label.  Honestly, I wish I'd jumped on it and bought a season's worth. As I write this, I'm saddened by how little we have of this bean.  I have a feeling we will not make many friends by my mistake in ordering so little of this coffee.  This will probably be my favorite washed Ethiopian of 2017.

Tasting Notes

This washed Ethiopian coffee bean is everything you want in a perfect Yirgacheffe.  It is clean, complex, slightly fruited and perfectly floral.  It has a nice complex aged black tea mouthfeel with crisp graham cracker notes.  We roast it light to medium to draw as much of this complexity out of it.  

Coffee Production / Farm:

Gedeb District is located in the the southern part of the Yirga Cheffe zone, and is also the name of the site where the coffee is collected and dried on elevated beds. This Gedeb site has roughly 700 local farmers who bring their coffee here for wet-processing, drying and hand-sorting. The farms are little more than large 'gardens' adjacent to homes, growing heirloom varietals native to the region. Farmers deliver their coffee as whole cherry to the station where it is graded, fully washed, and then laid out on drying beds. The coffee is again sorted after dry-milling in order to identify any additional defects that were missed at the drying beds. Competition in the region for cherry is quite strong so farmers are paid well, especially for ripe cherry selection. This year's price to farmers was increased from last years rates because of competition among washing stations, a win for the growers.


Roast Level: City + (Medium)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Yirgacheffe
Flavor Notes: Graham Cracker, Floral, Assam Tea, with a hint of lime
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Gedeb Asasa
Altitude: 1900-2000m
Grade: 1 (15+ Screen)
Varietal: Heirloom (Arabica)

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Coffe to end all coffee

If you don't know, now you do. This coffee its ridiculous. Off the chain! I will not buy Amy other coffee. Ill still drink muy friends shit coffee. But only because it make me realize the difference. They come over and have a cup of mine tho out off my chemx or French press and bam! They are like what the hell is this golden liquid? Its magnificent.

Great Coffee

For health reasons we drink 50/50 decaf/regular coffee mix, and sometimes just decaf. It is wonderful to be able to purchase decaf coffee with such great flavor and full body! Thank you Sagebrush!

Ethiopia Gedeb Gold Label Another Favorite

Oh this is some really good good coffee! It is great for after dinner too. I highly recommend this coffee!

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