Blind Assessment: Lyrically sweet, gently herb-toned, very complex. Bergamot, star jasmine, cocoa nib, sandalwood, marjoram in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with high-toned, juicy acidity; silky, vibrant mouthfeel. Sweetly herbaceous finish with notes of marjoram supported by cocoa nib.
Notes: Produced by Mulugeta Tsige from trees of the 74112, 74110 and other traditional Ethiopia varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). GK Coffee is a nano-roastery in Yilan, Taiwan that offers both retail and wholesale coffee.
The Bottom Line: A multi-layered washed Ethiopia cup with resonant citrus, herb and cocoa notes throughout and a particularly exciting acidity, juicy and balanced.