Citrus, Peach, Floral

Citrus, Peach, Floral

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Dhilgee #4

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Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Description

Variety: Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Producer: Kanketi Coffee

Altitude: 2100m

We're super excited to have some Dhilgee coffees back in the rotation - we first featured one of these lots back in 2017, and we've been remembering its delicious flavors ever since! This lot comes from the Foge washing station operated by Kanketi Coffee - and is an aggregated lot from two different small-holder communities that deliver cherry to the station for processing. Heirloom varietals grown in the Yirgacheffe region are known for their characteristically floral profile, and this lot delivers on that promise in a big way.

We're tasting a bright, lime-like acidity that gives the cup some bite ahead of a stonefruit note that reminds us of peach or apricots. The floral flavors permeate the cup but really accentuate the aftertaste and aroma of this brew. It's the kind of coffee that will leave a lasting impression, and probably spur you to brew another cup.

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Reviews

2.5 out of 5

Light, sweet, and dry

There are some delicate flavors to be enjoyed here, but it was a little too light for me. The unground beans had an excellent bouquet, so I expected more robust flavor from the brew. (Chemex pour-over with paper filter)

Jeffrey Wills

Astoria

Member Since

January '21

4.5 out of 5

Delicious

Floral nose with fruit notes over a robust, grounded core. Easy drinking and delectable.

Ethan R

Sausalito

Member Since

October '15

5.0 out of 5

Fantastic Subtle Flavors

My favorite so far! This one had a complex and strong floral scent, and a fantastic earthy citrus flavor profile.

On 01/27/21 BJ said

Glad to hear it! Been a favorite around the roastery too - I'm brewing a Clever Dripper of it right now! :)

Michael Henrichs

O’Fallon

Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Smelling Lime

Really like the first taste with hints of Lime - when grinding the Lime permeates the air. Like a summer adult beverage! One of the best Ethiopian coffees and we've had a lot come through the club.

Tim McCarthy

MORAGA

Member Since

June '16

3.5 out of 5

Subtle and light

I had to give this one a few different brews to get it right. It was brewing very weak for me (French press), but I ended up letting it sit in the press much longer than a typical roast and I was able to get a really good cup. Bright and flavorful, but definitely on the subtle side. I would say it tastes like a complex tea more than a coffee. This is my first go at a Nordic roast, not sure if it’s my favorite, but definitely interesting and unique.

Ryan Sandidge

Chattanooga

Member Since

January '21

4.0 out of 5

Solid. Less Bold than Others

This is a solid cup of coffee. The flavor notes aren't as noticeable as some other coffees, but still an enjoyable cup.

Dustin Elliott

Philadelphia

Member Since

July '15

5.0 out of 5

Phenomenally subtle, intoxicating flavor

I love Ethiopia varieties generally. But I have to say, this one was super special - subtle notes of fruit, some floral elements, and a wonderfully subtle profile. I had gotten a 6-0z bag, and it finished all too quickly.

Hovig Tchalian

AGOURA HILLS

Member Since

January '21

5.0 out of 5

How are people brewing this and dialing it in to bring out the flavors best?

So I have brewed twice now. Both on a hario cloth filter. A slightly finer grind and courser grind to my normal and the finer grind seems to be helping bring out some of the more floral notes but so far I have no achieved a solid extraction of the flavors that I assume are in this coffee. Given the origin and bean type I assume there are some nice fruit/floral/tea like flavors I can get out, but I am failing to do so. Even so it is a nicely balanced coffee. Does anyone have any suggestions on how they best found to brew this batch? I have a siphon, chemex, cloth/paper, v60, and a kalita wave just as reference. Grinding using a baratza encore.

On 03/27/21 Tim Browning said

Aeropress always makes delicious cups, in my opinion.

Jonathan Holt

Alameda

Member Since

June '18

4.0 out of 5

Refreshing

I enjoyed this coffee. It is lightly fruity, not too overwhelming.

Jeanine Welsh

Prospect Park

Member Since

January '21

2.5 out of 5

Extremely delicate.

Jeffrey is right on with regard to what I tasted. "Dry" isn't a word I would have thought of, but is very accurate. The citrus note is the most forward one, and I wasn't able to get a lot else out of the beans. My weaker brews (at relatively coarse grind settings) were the best ones, but very light. Not for me.

Jacob MacDonald

Plano

Member Since

April '18

3.5 out of 5

Subtle and light

Light roast with delicate flavors. Makes a great cup. I enjoy light roasts, but this left me wanting just a little more body. I was surprised how little the freshly ground coffee bloomed. (Baratza Virtuoso #16, Chemex pour-over, 205° water)

Nicholas Conable

New Orleans

Member Since

February '21

5.0 out of 5

Well balanced, great aroma

I love waking up to my automated grind & brew machine sprinkling the air with this fruity aromatic coffee. It tastes great and is one of my favorites.

Kevin Florida

Katy

Member Since

March '16

3.5 out of 5

Just fine

As noted the lime is clear. This was enjoyable enough but nothing amazing. I didn’t get much in the way of floral notes. A bit too subtle for me, I guess.

Rob Brayer

Seaside

Member Since

September '20

4.5 out of 5

El Jefe Yirgacheffe

I experienced overtones of lime and grapefruit lending way to mild floral undertones. A perfect example of the excellence of coffees produced in the Yirgacheffe region. Ground with Comandante C40 MKIII and brewed with Hario V60 utilizing the 4:6 method as developed by Tetsu Kasuya.

Jackson Wahman

Cedar Park

Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Yum

What a very beautiful rich taste and so smooth

Austin baker

Waukesha

Member Since

February '21

3.0 out of 5

Somehow dry

The beans seem to be varying in roast leaves within the bag I was sent. But tasted alright.

Shiva sharan

Chicago

Member Since

February '21

3.0 out of 5

Challenging

A surprise perk of club membership: if you post about your struggles in your reviews sometimes you'll get suggestions from the club. I purchased a Kruve coffee sifter based on one of those suggestions and found out my grinder was badly out of sorts. It turns out the burr holder is damaged; the three tabs it sits on are bent. This leads to inconsistent uneven grinding. Fortunately it's a Baratza and a new part is on the way. In the meantime, once you sift out the mistakes, the coffee is lovely.

On 03/10/21 BJ said

Shout out the folks at Baratza. :) Glad we could help!

Erik Hons

Austin

Member Since

April '17

5.0 out of 5

Perfect balance

Perfect balance Of acidity and sweetness.liked it a lot.

Juan Osorio

Delray Beach

Member Since

January '21

5.0 out of 5

So good

If I could rate this coffee higher I would. I absolutely love it. It's light and sweet but with the flavor that can only be brought out by some acidity.

Helena Reilly

Vancouver

Member Since

July '16

5.0 out of 5

Very good flavor

Nice morning cup.

Carol Cujec

San Diego

Member Since

November '20

3.5 out of 5

Dhilgee #4

This is a very nice Ethiopian, light and smooth, with a subtle hint of lime to start things off. A good way to start your day.

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since

July '15