Caffe Diemme - GLI Speciali Ethiopia

Caffe Diemme - GLI Speciali Ethiopia
9.1

Acidity

8/10

    Aftertaste

    9/10

      Aroma

      10/10

        Balance

        10/10

          Body

          10/10

            Complexity

            9/10

              Flavor

              10/10

                Forgiveness

                10/10

                  Sweetness

                  8/10

                    Versatility

                    7/10

                      Pros

                      • Delicious aroma
                      • Excellent balance
                      • Full-bodied
                      • Forgiving

                      Cons

                      • Each bag contains a finite amount of coffee

                      Every once in awhile I'll have a bag of coffee that is so special, it pains me every time I get closer to the end of it. It's like wanting to have your coffee, but drink it too – it's a truly frustrating paradox.

                      The Ethiopian coffee sent to me from Caffé Diemme of Italy elicited this exact response in me. It was so good, I actually hesitated to brew it because I wanted it to last forever.

                      As soon as I opened it up I knew it would be special based off of the aroma and roast alone. I was hit with intense blueberry, floral, and vanilla flavors, and the beans had a nice medium and uniformly roasted color.

                      Once ground, the aroma intensified, and I quickly setup my MyPressi to pull a shot of espresso, which was one of the recommended brew methods listed on the bag.

                      The shot came out beautifully, with a spectacular amount of crema, which filled half the demitasse. I mixed the shot up a bit and sipped. Slightly bitter due to the crema, but once I got through it I began to taste all of the deliciousness I had picked up in the aroma.

                      And from there, the shots only got better and better…

                      General Notes & Observations

                      Roast: Medium
                      Producers: Bebeka Estate
                      Country of Origin: Ethiopia
                      Region: Gesha, Bench Maji Zone
                      Variety: Geisha
                      Processing method: Natural
                      Growing altitude: 950-1285 masl
                      Roaster aroma notes: None
                      Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Floral, vanilla, blueberry
                      Roaster tasting notes: Vanilla, red fruits
                      Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Blueberry, dark chocolate, nutty

                      Summary

                      The Ethiopia Geisha from Caffé Diemme is easily a top single origin espresso for 2017 with its incredible body, sweetness, and balance. This is the kind of coffee that couldn't have been crafted more perfectly for espresso drinks.

                      I actually had no idea it was a coveted Geisha until I was about halfway through the bag either, so I guess the hype for Geisha coffee has been validated, at least through this small sample.

                      The one downside is that this coffee isn't currently available to the U.S. market, but I'm working on grabbing a link to the actual coffee for you to buy. So make sure to signup for the coffee review newsletter if you haven't done so already, and I'll get you the link as soon as it becomes available.