A juicy and sparkling washed Ethiopian coffee by Chicago’s Metric Coffee.
The Halo Hartume washing station has put out some of our favorite washed Ethiopian coffees and this roast by Chicago’s Metric is no exception. 396 smallholder farmers contribute cherries to the station, grown on young trees in the verdant hills of Gedeb. Metric noted ripe Honeycrisp apple, white grapefruit, and a refreshing sugarcane sweetness. We tasted blueberry, sweet cream, jasmine, peach rings, and a hint of green apple, with a confectioner's sugar aroma and a sparkling juicy berry acidity.
Bag Size: 10.5 oz (300 g)
Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Elevation: 2000 - 2200 MASL
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
Roaster Tasting Notes: Honeycrisp, White Grapefruit, Sugarcane
We Tasted: Blueberry, Sweet Cream, Jasmine, Peach Rings
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Since their beginnings as a wholesale roaster and retailer in Chicago's West Fulton neighborhood in 2013, Metric is now a Certified B Corp with the cafe space of their dreams. They deliberately source coffee from only five countries, maintain long-term relationships with their producer partners, and create the Source Code podcast about transparency in the specialty coffee industry.
Dose: 18g coffee ground coarse
Total Out Weight: 270g
Bloom: 40g for 45 seconds
2nd Pour: At 1:20 mins, pour to 135g
3rd Pour: At 2:15 mins, pour to 205g
Final Pour: At 2:45 mins, pour to 270g
Total Brew Time: 3:46 mins