Episode 709


In My Mug Episode 709: Ethiopia Sharo Natural Heirloom

Take a slice of malt loaf and cover it in plum jam for this funkysquishy fruit example of a naturally processed coffee. As it cools, there’s some raisin and cocoa nibs coming through, but the malty sweetness lingers.

Take a slice of malt loaf and cover it in plum jam for this funkysquishy fruit example of a naturally processed coffee. As it cools, there’s some raisin and cocoa nibs coming through, but the malty sweetness lingers.

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Region: Sidamo
  • Nearest town: Bule Hora
  • Owner: Israel Degfa
  • Washing station: Sharo
  • Varietals: Indigenous wild
  • Processing: Natural

Cupping Notes

Malt loaf, plum jam, raisin, cocao nibs

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 6.5
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6.5
  • Flavour: (1–8): 6
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
  • Balance: (1–8): 6.5
  • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
  • Correction:(+36): +36
  • Total (max. 100): 86

Roast Information
Medium - slow this down a little as it goes through first crack, letting in run into the gap but keeping it before you reach second. This one isn't very forgiving of underdevelopment and can easily roast too quickly, so watch out for that.

Sharo Washing Station

The Sharo washing station belongs to Israel Degfa, who also brings us the wonderful Ana Sora coffee each year. Sharo is located near to the town of Bule Hora, which is in the Sidamo region and a bit south of Yirgacheffe town. More...