Episode 711


Throughout the cup is blueberry muffin - the flavour of blueberry, but with a cake like sweetness which shifts to brown sugar on the finish. As it cools a hit of bruised plums joins in, supplying a funky kick.

All coffee sold in Ethiopia gets graded by the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX). The visual quality of the green beans – any defects or damage – is assessed, and the coffee is cupped to see how it tastes. Between these factors, a coffee is given a grade from 1 (the best) to 5 (the worst), with grades 1 and 2 being considered Speciality coffee. Ana Sora is Grade 1.

Throughout the cup is blueberry muffin - the flavour of blueberry, but with a cake like sweetness which shifts to brown sugar on the finish. As it cools a hit of bruised plums joins in, supplying a funky kick.

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Area: Guji zone
  • Nearest town: Yirgacheffe
  • Farm: Ana Sora
  • Varietal: Indigenous wild varietals
  • Processing: Natural
  • Owner: Israel Degfa
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Altitude: 1,900–2,350 m.a.s.l.
  • Farm size: 250 hectares, of which 150 hectares are coffee

Cupping Notes

Blueberry muffin, bruised plum, brown sugar

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 7
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6
  • Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
  • Balance: (1–8): 6.5
  • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
  • Correction:(+36): +36
  • Total (max. 100): 86.5

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.


Ana Sora

Ana Sora is owned by second-generation coffee farmer, Israel Degefa. Israel grew up surrounded by coffee and deeply appreciates both the land and people who help produce it.

 

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