After all of it’s travel, this lot landed at Bodhi tasting worth the trip. We get a fun chocolatey note reminiscent of Tootsie Roll™, the sweetness of a sugary pastry, and the fruitiness of dried fruit and fresh cherries.
Ethiopia Aricha GR3 Natural - Green
This is a nice Ethiopian with sweet notes but not much acidity and a very smooth chocolate finish. I liked how clean a cup it makes but I miss the citrusy fruitiniess up front of some Panama typicas that I have roasted. I pulled the beans two minutes after first crack which usually gives me a nice robust coffee with some acidity. I may pull the next batch at 90 seconds to see if it adds to the acidity. One issue I had with the beans were the amount of smaller almost peaberry size beans. Since it is grade 3 it is allowed to have 15% distribution of beans under size 15. There were a lot more with this order. There were also quite a few quakers per batch, but these are natural processed. If the beans were more similarly sized I would have given it a higher score for a more even roast.