Ep. 767 Ethiopia Ana Sora Washed

Lemon, grapefruit, yuzu, orange, honey, black tea

We first came across this coffee all the way back in 2016 after being introduced by the importers that we worked with in Ethiopia at the time. We have been buying from Ana Sora consistently ever since and it's safe to say that this is one of our most popular coffees – when it goes out of season we're flooded with emails asking when it's going to come back... well, happy days are here again!

We see a lot of consistency from this coffee and year-on-year it always delivers with classic washed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe flavours and a little bit of seasonal variation. We always blind cup pre-shipment samples and when we come to this bowl we often say “Ooooh I hope this is the new Ana Sora!” and lo and behold it is, it's a super distinctive coffee. It's our eighth year of roasting this coffee and Ana Sora is now the Ethiopian farm that we buy the most volume from as, for good reason, it's just so popular with everyone!

Welcome to citrus city - there's lemon and grapefruit when it's hot, switching into yuzu and orange as it begins to cool. It's all had a nice drizzle of sweet and floral honey added, with a delicate black tea on the aftertaste.

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Area: Guji zone
  • Nearest town: Yirgacheffe
  • Farm: Ana Sora
  • Varietal: Indigenous wild varietals
  • Processing: Washed
  • Owner: Israel Degfa
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Altitude: 1,900–2,350 m.a.s.l.
  • Farm size: 250 hectares, of which 150 hectares are coffee

Further Information

Tasing notes: Lemon, grapefruit, yuzu, orange, honey, black tea

Cup of Excellence Cupping Scores

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6.5
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 6.5
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6.5
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6.5
  • Flavour: (1–8): 7
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
  • Balance: (1–8): 6
  • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
  • Correction: (+36): +36
  • Total: (max. 100): 87.5

Roasting Information
Medium -

Slow this down a little once first begins, letting it go until the end of first to get those juicy florals.