Here's how we brew this exceptional washed Ethiopian coffee by Madcap is a returning favorite and exclusive to Fellow!

This is a rare chance to relish an individual producer’s work from Ethiopia’s Guji Zone. Madcap has worked with Samuel Degelo since 2019, when his coffee placed second in the Ethiopian Cup, and his tiny plot in Odo Shakiso continues to deliver complex excellence.

🌍 Origin: Guji, Ethiopia

💦 Process: Washed

🔬 Varietal: Kurume, Ethiopia Landrace

⛰ Elevation: 1,850 - 2,050 MASL

Brew Recipe for Ethiopia Samuel Degelo from Madcap Coffee

Using Stagg X Dripper


22g of Ethiopia Samuel Degelo

350g of water


1. Measure and grind coffee at a medium setting

Measure out 22g of coffee beans and grind them on a medium setting. We used setting 4.2 on Ode with Gen 2 Burrs, which is about 3.2 on Ode with Gen 1 Burrs, which is a 5.2 on Ode + SSP burrs, which would be leaning toward the middle of the Pour Over range on Opus

2. Heat water and rinse the filter

Heat water to 205°F and rinse your filter before putting your coffee grounds in.

3. Pour 44g of water for the bloom 

Fully saturate your coffee grounds with 44g of water, and allow about xx seconds for the bloom.

4. Continue pouring in 4 stages

After the bloom, pour to 150g, then 250g, and finish at 350g. The total brew time varies, but we’re aiming for around 3:00-4:00 minutes.

5. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Look out for the incredible flavors of green apple, apple medley, crisp citrus, and stonefruit.



18g of the same coffee

36-42g of water at 200 F

About a 1:2 ratio


1. Measure and grind coffee

Measure out 18g of coffee beans.

2. Make sure your espresso machine is at temp.

Water should ideally be at  200°F.

4. Grind your coffee

We suggest a 25-32 second pull time.

4. Pull shot at 9 bars!

Pull your shot at 9 to 10 bars with a 25-32 second pull time.

5. Decant into your favorite demitasse cup and enjoy!

Let us know what flavors pop out in your espresso. We suggest stirring with a small spoon before tasting to integrate all layers of the ‘spro!