Ethiopia Agaro Geta Bore is quite a unique Ethiopian coffee. Unlike many of its Ethiopian counterparts, this cup is not overtly floral or fruity yet it shines in deep sweetness with some identifiable lime tartness and a hint of citric zest. It might best be described as “woody” in its finish, as cedar and hints of earth tones meld within. Overall, Graham cracker, brown sugar, and maple syrup tones take center stage to create a cup that will satisfy many palates.
Farm: Geta Bore
Variety: Heirloom Varietal
Cup: Lime, Brown Sugar, Graham Cracker
The uniqueness of this Ethiopian probably results from where it was grown. Rather than the all-but-household names like “Yirgacheffe” or “Guji”, this coffee comes from the more obscure Illubabor Region (which falls inside the larger Limu & Jimma Regions) further North and West. The coffee is farmed similarly to many coffees through a cooperative that falls under a larger union. It is grown at high altitudes (2000-2200m) within the mountainous landscapes of West Ethiopia near Agaro and Guma.