2017-12-03 — Ethiopia Grade 1 Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Dumerso

Roast Date: 3 Dec 2017
Duration: 12m
First Crack @ 8m39s
Rating: ★★★★★
1.2lb → 1.01lb; 16% Weight Loss

Sweet Maria’s

This Dumerso dry-processed lot is a powerhouse in terms of fruit-forward aromatics. The dry-fragrance has a cornucopia of fruits, raspberry and ripe blueberry, Turkish apricots, grape juice, along with a substantial backdrop of bittersweet burnt sugars. The fruits approach floral dimensions, and a start jasmine note accents the ground coffee. The wet aromatics are equally intense, a representation of blackberry and strawberry toppings, a hint of dried mango, and a cacao-like bittersweetness in our roasts closer to Full City. The cup is predictably, loaded with fruit flavors, an uncompromising array of ripe and dry fruited notes that roasts north of 2nd snaps do little to tame. From tropical to temperate, fruits like strawberry, ripe blueberry, fruit lambic, jack fruit, and pineapple build as the cup temperature cools, and a mixed berry jam note lingers in the aftertaste. We found City roasts to have a citric quality too, like orange rind, a tartness that gives off acidic impression adding structure to the complex range of flavor notes. An impressive jasmine grace note shows clearly at a fairly wide roast range, adding to the complex layers of flavor. Full City roasts boast thick body, sticky fruit flavors, and a healthy backing of high % cacao bar. This coffee sits very heavy on the palate and keeps delivering through the long aftertaste.

Roast Notes

This is the third or fourth time I’ve tried to preheat the bread maker bowl before roasting and I think it is what helped get the weight down so much. I have been preheating for about four minutes. This coffee was the first one that I’ve had so hot that the chaff was burning up while roasting. Fun.


Acidity: Brilliant acidity that I can taste from the start to the finish.

Sweetness: Not so cloying as the last roast, but still quite sweet.

Mouthfeel: Oilier than usual, though my guess is because the coffee is not as cold as normal.

Flavor: Very fruity, as expected. I taste the famous blueberry now that a coworker mentioned it.

Finish: Delicious all the way through the finish.

Balance: This has got to be one of the best coffees I’ve ever had. Unlike last time I didn’t overroast it quite so much.