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    A few Ethiopian tasting notes

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    Just had a quick tasting session comprising three Ethiopians:
    1. Gambella - 3 days post roast;
    2. Limu - 7 days post roast;
    3. Sidamo - 7 days post roast.

    Gambella - big mouth feel and flavour. I think that I probably took this roast a little too far for my preference with a drop just after second crack (225*C). I've previously dropped at 220*C and enjoy that more. This one had big bass notes, very bitter cocoa. Good but I've done better in the past.

    Limu - quite lifted and noticeable florals. A very elegant and clean cup. I'd be happy to have this as a SO. Very enjoyable.

    Sidamo - my favourite of the evening. Very clear caramels combined with lovely florals. A really, really enjoyable double ristretto... I'm looking forward to roasting more. I've had a lot of success with these beans in my typical 50% Brazil, 25% Indo, 25% Ethiopian blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwantfm View Post
    Just had a quick tasting session comprising three Ethiopians:
    1. Gambella - 3 days post roast;
    2. Limu - 7 days post roast;
    3. Sidamo - 7 days post roast.
    ...
    Sidamo - my favourite of the evening. Very clear caramels combined with lovely florals. A really, really enjoyable double ristretto... I'm looking forward to roasting more. I've had a lot of success with these beans in my typical 50% Brazil, 25% Indo, 25% Ethiopian blend.
    I love the Ethiopians! (and a lot of Africans :P) Was that a Sidamo Guji? If so, we have that at work and is definitely a fav of mine as well as a Yirgacheffe OCR.

    Michael

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    Yes... Sidamo Guji which is currently on BeanBay.



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