Ethiopia - Danche

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Danche coffee from Ethiopia is a testament to the rich heritage and profound cultural traditions of Ethiopian coffee production, offering a unique sensory experience that captivates coffee enthusiasts worldwide. Grown in the fertile soils of the Gedeo Zone, within the renowned Yirgacheffe region, Danche coffee is a single-origin gem, treasured for its distinctive attributes and the meticulous care that goes into its cultivation and processing.

The region of Yirgacheffe is celebrated for its ideal coffee-growing conditions. At elevations ranging from 1,800 to 2,200 meters above sea level, the coffee plants thrive in a cool, misty climate that naturally slows the beans' ripening process. This extended maturation period allows the coffee cherries to develop a deeper, more complex flavor profile. The soil in this region is nutrient-rich and well-drained, providing the perfect bed for growing the Arabica coffee varieties that make up Danche coffee.

Danche coffee is often produced using the washed processing method, which is favored in the area for its ability to highlight the innate qualities of the coffee. After harvesting, the ripe cherries are meticulously sorted by hand to ensure only the best are processed. They are then pulped to remove the outer fruit layer and washed to clean away the mucilage. This careful washing process is crucial as it significantly affects the clarity and intensity of the coffee's flavor, emphasizing its inherent floral and citrus notes. The clean beans are then sun-dried on raised beds, allowing for uniform drying and the gentle development of flavors under the Ethiopian sun.

One of the most captivating aspects of Danche coffee is its flavor profile. It is renowned for its bright acidity and vibrant taste, often accompanied by a light to medium body that dances on the palate. The primary flavors include an enchanting mix of floral notes, reminiscent of jasmine or lemongrass, complemented by subtle citrus undertones that might suggest bergamot or lime. The finish is clean and refreshing, often with a hint of sweet honey or a delicate touch of fruitiness that lingers in the aftertaste.

 

SCAA Score: 89.00
Washing Station : Danche Chelbesa
Station Owner: Negusse Weldyes
Varieties: Dega and Wolisho
Region: Gedeo, Yirgacheffe
Village: Worka
Elevation: 1900 to 2200 meters
Harvest: 2022 / 2023 (November to January)
Processing: Washed

Notes: Peach candies, pear, pineapple, floral, and sweet



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