EPG | ETHIOPIA BIFTU GUDINA
PROFILE#1: Fruity | Light roast
TASTING NOTES: Bergamot, Berries, Floral
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Biftu Gudina Cooperative operates in a remote pocket of the Agaro Region in Western Ethiopia. Founded in 2012, the 155 members immediately built a wet mill to fix longstanding processing issues. Meticulous processing leads to a floral, bright, honeyed cup that shines as an example of world-class coffee from Ethiopias western frontier.
150 small farmers
Biftu Gudina Coop
1800 to 2130 masl
DID YOU KNOW
Biftu in the local Oromo language means “morning sun” and Gudina means growth and development. Whether we are talking about the cup or the community we would agree that "bright development" comes to mind.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Sept / Oct 2019 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 6,996 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This one was a bit of a surprise for us! We were trying a few different Ethiopian coffees, and while this is from a non-traditional coffee area of Ethiopia, we really loved the refreshing berries taste that is not all about blueberries (as many other Ethiopian coffees do).
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
10 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
23% (in 2019)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from Nov 10 to Dec 1st, 2019 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Probat UG-22 roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.