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Ethiopia Gotiti

Product image 1color coffee 12oz white coffee bag with Ethiopia Light Roast Whole Bean coffee
Product image 2Ethiopia Light roast coffee 12oz coffee bags three in a row
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Regular price $ 20.00

ETHIOPIA

GOTITI

SIMPLE SYRUP, LEMON CANDY + JASMINE TEA

Elegant is the key word with this coffee.  Super sweet simple syrup flavors are masterfully tied around a base of lemon candy and jasmine tea flavors.  Light body and bright cup profile illuminate this gorgeous cup. 

 


BEAN DETAILS:

ORIGIN: Gediyo, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 1800-2100 masl
VARIETY: Local heirlooms
PROCESS: Washed and dried on raised beds
TASTING NOTES: Simple syrup, lemon candy and Jasmine tea.
ROAST TYPE: Light

Farm Level

The Banko Gotiti wet mill is located in a town ("kebele") of the same name, within the district of Yirga Cheffe. This privately run wet mill buys from around 700 farmers in kebele Gotiti, most with 1 - 2 hectares of coffee planted near their homes. In comparison to any other coffee region in the world, the farmers in Gotiti are growing coffee at very high altitudes, ranging from 1800 to 2000+ meters above sea level. High altitude helps with coffee density, which correlates to higher probability of sweetness and acidity, and also can affect the size of the beans. You'll find small beans in this lot, the smallest being 14 screen (measured in 1/64 in.). Behmor users might want to give their roast batch a shake in the drum before roasting in order to shake free any of the smallest beans that might fall through the screen grid. The farmers deliver their coffee to the mill during the harvest season as whole cherry, where it is graded by hand immediately before processing, then stripped of the outer layer of fruit, and moved to fermentation tanks to break down the sticky mucilage, which is finally washed away after 36 to 48 hours. The coffee is then moved to raised drying beds for the better part of two weeks, generally covered twice daily to protect from the mid-day sun, and from night time moisture. The coffee is again sorted after dry-milling in order to identify any additional defects that were missed at the drying beds. Competition in the region for cherry is strong so farmers are paid well, especially for ripe cherry selection.

General Brewing Instructions

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Brewing great coffee at home can be easy.  The essential tools are critical to making it happen.  They include:
  • Filtered water.  Spring water is ideal.  Removing chloride, sulfur, and iron is essential.
  • A burr grinder.  The more even the coffee particles, the better the coffee.  Burr grinders, whether manual or electric, will do a better job than "whirly-blade" grinders.  Invest in a burr grinder.  Your taste buds (and coffee roaster) will thank you.
  • A scale.  I know using a scale can seem a bit like you're doing something you shouldn't be.  Trust me, you can only brew consistently great coffee with a scale.  Water and coffee are hard to measure without one.
  • Clean equipment.  Properly cleaning your equipment is the only way to avoid stale and rancid coffee flavors entering your cup.  Please keep your equipment clean.  The sooner and more often you clean your gear, the easier it will be in the long run.  Add it to your ritual and thank us later.
  • Delicious and freshly roasted Color Coffee
Now that you have the tools, the rest is easy.  There are infinite numbers of ways to brew coffee.  Here are some of our favorites, with links to coffee professionals who we admire and trust:

Coffee Faq

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IS YOUR COFFEE ORGANIC OR FAIR TRADE?

In many cases, yes. However, our first priority is quality and flavor. Sometimes these priorities align and our producers are certified organic and/or fair trade. We always pay well above fair trade rates (which are quite low and don’t guarantee sustainability or quality).

Often times, the producers we work with are too small to gain certifications. It’s expensive and laborious. Many of our producers are certified organic and fair trade, including many of our producers in Peru, Ethiopia, and Mexico.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME-FRAME TO DRINK MY COFFEE?

We recommend drinking our coffee within one month of the roast date. Most of our coffees taste best however within 2 - 14 days of roast date.

For espresso, we recommend using coffee that has rested at least 7 days after roast date. This is because coffee gives off CO2 after roasting that can interfere with extraction. One way to get around this is to let your ground espresso dose sit for 30-120 minutes before pulling the shot. Email info@colorroasters.com for more questions about this.

If you are pre-grinding the coffee, we recommend drinking the coffee within one week of grinding.

CAN YOU GRIND MY COFFEE ON WEB ORDERS?

Yes, we can. Please select how you want your coffee to be ground at the time you place your order. Simply click on the arrow beside "Grind" and make your selection. If you need help choosing let us know the brewing method you will be using to prepare the coffee, in the notes of the order. And we will be happy to grind the coffee for you on our commercial grinder.

DO YOU HAVE BREW RECIPES?

These are in the works! We are compiling a bunch and even shooting some video, to help you brew like us at home.

In the meantime...go here: Pour Overs Aeropress to get some expert advice.

MY COFFEE TASTES WEAK, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

A weak brew could the result of a couple things.  First of all, you want to make sure you're using the proper amount of water and coffee.  If you use too much water or not enough coffee, you won't be able to get the strength you need.  A digital scale will ensure you can get the measurements right.  Start with 1 gram of coffee to 16 grams of water and adjust to taste!
The second problem could be a grind size that is too course.  If the coffee bits are too big, you won't be able to pull enough flavor out and the brew will taste weak.  In general for drip coffee, the grind size should be the size of beach sand.  You can also use the brew time to help judge if you're grind is correct.  Most brewing methods should take between 3 and 5 minutes.  If it's going faster than this, it's likely your grind size isn't fine enough.  Grind finer and taste it!

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