Toffee, red apple, stewed plum, dates.
Cupping Score: 86
Dimtu is a privately owned washing station located in Oromia, West Guji, managed by husband and wife, GIzaw Alemayu and Frehiwot Mekonnen.
Around 6,500 local small farmers deliver cherry to Dimtu with the average farm size around 1.5 hectares. Typically, there are less than 1,500 trees per hectare with each tree producing just 100-200 grams of green coffee on average. Most coffees produced in the region are organic by default where organic compost is common.
Once coffee is delivered to the washing station it is dried on raised African beds for 12-20 days depending on the weather. The first stage of drying is crucial to the final product. As such, coffee is spread in a thin layer to prevent “fermented” flavours. Once the average moisture content reaches 25%, coffee is dried in thicker layers for the remainder of the drying process.
To achieve the highest quality, Gizaw and Frehiwot have various purchase points in the surrounding areas where they select ripe cherries and carefully hand sort for unripe and overripe cherries. This ensures a clean, sweet coffee.
You may have noticed that we have stopped labelling some coffees as “Filter Roast Profile”. We felt that our previous labelling of microlots did not do justice to our coffees and what we think they are capable of. We want you to feel free to use the coffee any way you like. Read more here.
Whole Beans, Drip Filter, Espresso, Plunger, Stovetop