Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Cherry
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Producers: Kanketi Coffee
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!