Tasting Series: Dimma Gesha
Bench Maji, Ethiopia
Variety: Illubabor Forest
Origin: Bench Maji, Ethiopia
Producers: Gesha Village Coffee Estate
We’re in for another treat with this month’s exceptional coffee from the Gesha Village estate in Bench Maji, Ethiopia. Beyond being extremely delicious and rare - the lots from Gesha Village are second-to- none in their traceability. Many producers separate different varietals into blocks on their farms; Gesha Village is the only producer we’ve seen to provide a map with precise altitude measurements for each block (this coffee was grown in the Dimma block in the north-central section of the farm). Illubabor Forest is a varietal from the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia based on samples collected in 1974 and selectively bred for disease resistance and supreme flavor qualities. Since much of Gesha Village’s coffees are wild-foraged from the Gori Gesha forest, Illubabor provides much- needed genetic diversity on the farm.
More importantly, Illubabor Forest is a knock-out coffee with exceptional clarity of flavor. We’re tasting a bright Meyer lemon acidity and juicy raspberry tartness mingling with a pervasive sweetness throughout. It brews a cup of coffee that you’ll remember long after it’s gone - and we can’t think of better criteria for inclusion in the Tasting Series. Enjoy!Each shipment will contain 6oz of roasted coffee
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5.0 out of 5
Lovely cup - the juiciness hits on the finish for me; with the acidity on the top on the palate.
4.0 out of 5
Was looking forward to this one, but was let down a bit. Don't get me wrong, it's great coffee, but for the Tasting Series, my standards are higher. For me, Dimma was a bit lacking in complexity and didn't seem as "special" as I was hoping it would be. If this had been part of the standard membership, I'd have given it 4.5 stars for it's luxuriant smoothness and drinkability, but for the much more expensive Tasting Series, it's 4 stars from me.
4.0 out of 5
Layered and smooth
This is a nice addition to the tasting series. Its got an earthy tone that chimes nicely with the lemon acidity. I’m not quite getting the sweetness the tasting notes describe, but it still brews a thoroughly enjoyable, smooth cup.