Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Cherry

Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Cherry

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Deri Kidame

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Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia


Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom

Processing: Natural

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Producers: Kanketi Coffee

Altitude: 2100m

Cup Score (Importer): 87

Farm Size: 85 Hectares

Deri Kidame is the name of the natural-processed lot of coffee from the Foge washing station in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. The beans were grown on the Wedeykejima farm near Abaya lake, a family-run coffee operation by Kanketi Coffee. They produce both washed and natural coffees, separating out different areas of the farm to be processed depending on the varietal and growing conditions of each area. Hagi Elemo, the farm's manager, has been producing coffee for over 40 years, and is implementing all sorts of progressive techniques across the farm including on-site organic composting, shade tree development, and inter-planting with bananas, peas, and beans to increase biodiversity. Wedeykejima is a relatively new operation with the majority of the coffee being planted just three years ago - they're expecting increased crop yields in years to come, and we're eagerly awaiting all the great coffees that are sure to come.

That said, you'll want to be living wholly in the moment when it comes time to brew Deri Kidame so you don't miss any of these delicious flavors! It's an Ethiopian natural through and through - with delicious juicy berry flavors centered in the profile, as well as a floral character and warm notes of black tea. We're also tasting some cherry tartness on the back end of this one, which brightens up an otherwise sweet and delicate coffee. It's got all the characteristics that one looks forward to in a natural-processed coffee: sweetness, florals, and pronounced fruity tastes. Grab a friend, grab a mug, and enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5

A real stunner!

Juicy, a little tart, and a smooth tea-like finish make this an excellent cup of coffee!

Ricky Brincat


Member Since

March '19

5.0 out of 5


Love these beans, they're fruity and smell delicious when you brew them. Definitely a slowly sip kind of coffee, exactly what you'd hope for with a nice Ethiopian bean.

Karen Cheng


Member Since

January '19

5.0 out of 5

Absolutely Spectacular!

This one rates as one of my all-time faves. I'm picking up on a black currant sweetness/tartness that gives off a floral and blueberry scent. Undercurrents of earthy roastiness balance things out. There's also a hint of spice. Complex, interesting, smooth, and smells amazing. Don't miss this amazing African roast!

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

4.5 out of 5

Prettyyyyy prettyyyyyy pretty good

This bean is good. Prettttty good. Would recommend. I just put this in my queue for a round 2, which I don't typically do - I enjoy new surprises and let the Club choose for me. But this is too good to pass up.

On 01/28/20 BJ said

Glad to hear we're making good picks for you - but this is exactly why we built the queue feature. When lightning strikes, brew it twice! :)

Joseph Frantz

Lake Lure

Member Since

December '16

5.0 out of 5

So good!

Fruity, acidic, but smooth - less intense berry notes compared to other Yirgacheffe I've had in the past, but still delicious when almost cold!

Marlo Raveendran


Member Since

April '19

5.0 out of 5

Aroma and Taste are Wonderful

This cup produced a really great Cherry aroma for me, and the taste profile is really lively, with a smooth finish.

Anik Sood


Member Since

June '19