Ethiopian Mulish Washing Station
Ethiopian Mulish Washing Station Filter
Filter Roast? Are we going backwards? We love well processed natural coffees at JGC. Once you have got your head around the idea that coffee flavour can be this diverse, you then have to decide if it’s a love affair, or simply…not! We decided early on this season, with Mulish that it just had to be roasted at different levels for filter and espresso. The top end subtlety is so much better as a super light roast, for filter brewing.
Natural process is logically how coffee was discovered. Whole cherry, with pulp on…and parchment too, in Ethiopia. I have banged the drum more than once before, about how the unique varietals, micro-climates, and many hands make Ethiopia’s coffee positively unique.
In Ethiopia, we are lucky enough to buy from some private estates, however, there are a number of washing stations that buy coffee from the many small individual farmers, such as Mulish. The over-all quality is excellent.
Area: Danbi Uddo, Guji Zone, Sidamo
Villages: Shakisso Woreda (Valley).
Producers: 850 producers collectively with between 2 and 5 Hectares.
Varietals: Heirloom (There are a multitude of between 6 and 10,000 unique varietals within Ethiopia and due to the many producers it is hard to be specific)
Roast profile: Super Light Filter.
The reason this is not down as an Omni roast is that there is more “magic” to come with this lot as a lighter roast, this is extractable as espresso but is lost in milk. Broadly speaking this coffee is sweet, ripe and clean. Think figs, prunes, and raisin (brown fruit sugars or Pedro Ximenez) ripeness, Maple syrup. Floral fruit tea. Zesty.
Depending on your grinder and water, we recommend starting at 60g per litre and upwards.