Ethiopia Ch'aka Coffee (Espresso)

(earns 45 Taste Points)
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Citrus And Floral Flavours / Notes
Citrus & Floral
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Nuts & Spice
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Brazil Nut & Hazelnut Cereal & Malty Cherry Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cocoa Coffee Flavours Hazelnut Hops & Boozey Marzipan & Nougat Milk Chocolate Mixed Citrus Mixed Florals Mixed Fruits Mixed Nuts Mixed Spices Mixed Vegetables Sugars Tangerine & Orange
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Africa (Multi regions) Colombia Ethiopia Scandinavia
Brightness of Flavours
Balanced & Pleasing
Bright & Crisp
Full Bodied
Delicate & Thin
Full Bodied & Rich
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Roasted for Espresso
Processing Method: Natural Pulped Natural Washed
Cupping Score: 84 - 86 / 100. A lovely, high-quality coffee 90+ / 100. A superb coffee You can score this one...
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground?
Are there any specific product benefits? Organic Certified
Ethiopia Ch'aka Coffee (Espresso)

This coffee is only available as wholebeans.

“This espresso was one of the judges’ calibration coffees in the Norwegian Barista Championships 2015 where it scored highest”

Ivica Cvetanovski
SCA Championships Judge, Norway

Roasted light based on convection and moderate heat application with world class skill and care. Extensive roast, high front up heat that decreases and a ramp that leads into a humble crack. The florals and the rich acidity are generated immediately after the first crack.

- Overview

The forests of south-west Ethiopia are considered the birthplace of coffee and the centre of its genetic diversity.

This plantation is located in a rainforest area 603km south-west of Addis Ababa, in the region Bench Maji, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). This is forest coffee, grown in the shade of large trees and in the area where coffee grows wild.

Natural conditions of wild coffee growing in the forests provide semi shade from the wide canopies of majestic trees providing excellent conditions for coffee in its most original form. The top soil of the forest is rich in organic nutrients and no fertilizer is added to the soil. Seedlings are planted with forest soil and coffee husk. Conservation of the forest is an important aspect and the coffee carries a high CSR profile. Support to this and neighboring regions build possibilities for infrastructure such as roads, health and water.

The coffee cherries are hand-picked. After harvest the cherries are hand sorted to remove unripe and overriped cherries before wet processing. A traditional disc pulper separates the skin and pulp from the parchment coffee that advances to the stage of 24 hours fermentation. The coffee is furthermore sun dried on raised African drying beds for 14 days. 

- Brewing Recommendations

Coffea Circulor's World Brewers Cup recipe for V60 “1:1:1”: 20g coffee. 300g of water. 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00. Adjust only grind size and water temperature.

- Water Recommendations 

Use water with balanced mineral content to optimise flavour and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 25-50 ppm or mg/l. Coffea Circulor advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience.

- Additional Information

Flavour: Marzipan, malt, orange, hazelnut, nutmeg, cocoa
Origin: Bench Maji, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1000 metres above sea level
Cupping score: 85.5

Made by Colombia. Finished in Scandinavia.

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