Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Misty Valley GR1 Natural- Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Misty Valley GR1 Natural- Green

Country: Ethiopia
Region: Adado, Yirgacheffe
Varietal: Heriloom
Process: Natural
Altitude: 2,150 MASL
Cupping Notes: Blackberry, Caramel, Cherry, Rose
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Espresso

Description: Adado has become a household name amongst the houses of coffee buyers. The Adado Washing Station is named after the kebele (village) where you’ll find it: Adado Kebele, Bule Woreda, Gedeo Zone, in the SNNPR state of Ethiopia. Coffee trees evolved for the microclimates of the Ethiopian Highlands like Adado. This is highlighted by the fact that coffee growers here often simply grow coffee as a backyard cash crop, selling cherries to the washing station in their village, and it’s still some of the highest scoring coffees you can find. Farmers here often intercrop with other cash crops and subsistence agriculture. These other crops typically include False Banana, Sugarcane, Corn, and Barley. The region was given the nickname “Misty Valley” by coffee buyers who noticed a heavy mist that would regularly sweep through the region (similar to the famous “bajareque” mists of Boquete, Panama).

This natural lot from the famed Misty Valley has notes of Banana Bread, Cherry Cordial, and Creamsicle.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
First black eye for Bodhi Leaf

Over the years I have received many quality coffees from Bodhi Leaf. This is not one of them. Inspection of the green beans revealed poor size grading with many more defects than I have come to expect. Bodhi Leaf quality control should have picked this up especially since the coffee clearly says GR1. Considering the fact that this is one of the coffees chosen for their latest roasting competition makes me think that it should have warranted closer inspection by their QA team. Roasting the coffee was challenging and resulted in an inconsistent roast. The resulting brew lacked the brightness and complexity I would have expected in a Yirgacheffee of this proposed quality. Sorry guys, you dropped the ball on this one.

Very disappointing, uneven roasts

I’ve been roasting for about 5 years, I understand these are heirloom and will have some variegation, but for a GR1, this lot is terrible, the roasts are very uneven, along with a fair amount of bean defects. Perhaps these beans were pulled from some of the GR2 or GR3 bags in the warehouse?

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